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April 22, 2000

Vol.182 / No.14
George M. AndersonApril 22, 2000

Despite the strong economy that has been a boon for millions of Americans, many others remain locked in a poverty that includes hunger. All but ignored in the current political debate, this dark reality served as the background of a three-day conference held in Washington, D.C., in late February. Ca

Donald P. KommersApril 22, 2000

After World War I the victorious powers cobbled together a new kingdoma constitutional monarchyout of the collapsed Austro-Hungarian Empire It would later be known as Yugoslavia or Land of the South Slavs The new polity was a multi-ethnic state made up of subnational units of Serbs Croats and S

Faith in Focus
Lorraine V. MurrayApril 22, 2000

A woman is hidden behind the white shower curtain. Judging by the sounds, I assume she’s soaping herself. Today is my first day volunteering at the Gift of Grace, a home where Mother Teresa’s nuns and volunteers care for poor women with AIDS. When I arrived earlier this morning, I asked

The Word
John R. DonahueApril 22, 2000

In his important work The Sunday Lectionary 1998 Normand Bonneau sketches the architecture of the readings for the Easter season the 50 days from Easter to Pentecost which focus on mystagogy by which the newly baptized are led into a deeper understanding of their baptismal incorporation into


Thousands Form Human Chain Around Capitol Against DebtThousands of Americans formed a human chain around the U.S. Capitol on April 9 to urge debt relief for the world’s poorest nations. Sign-bearing union workers, nuns and studentsmany wearing cloth or paper chains to symbolize the enslaving c

The EditorsApril 22, 2000

St. Augustine was probably not the first, and he was certainly not the last to remark that even pagans believe that Jesus died. It is only Christians who believe that after death he rose to a new life. The joy that is awakened by this belief in the Resurrection is not supposed to be just a seasonal

John E. ThielApril 22, 2000

Raymond Maloney S J a professor of systematic theology at the Milltown Institute Dublin accomplishes much in this short book on a vexing issue in the history of theology the kind of knowledge that Christ possessed and what that knowledge says about the way God became a human being The issue of