May 13, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 17Whole No. 4487

Editorials

Religious Persecution

"Religious liberty is at the very heart of human rights, making the other personal and collective liberties possible," Archbishop Giuseppe Bertello, the Vatican’s Permanent Observer at the United N

Articles

Elin's Fevered Island
David S. Toolan

The first big surprise on landing in Havana, Cuba, is the magnificent new José Martí International Airport.

Mexico's Horse Race for the Presidency
James S. Torrens

In May and June, with the Bush versus Gore contest possibly a yawn, political buffs can turn south for a real horse race.

Ideology and Intimacy
John F. Kavanaugh

I have resisted writing about the Elián González story for four months. Maybe it was the disproportionate amount of attention given to one child in the sea of this world’s suffering.

Books and Culture

Books
Enlightening Lessons
Richard M. Gula
Developments in Catholic theology during the second half of the 20th century have not always found their way into the standard curriculum
Books
Rewriting History
William J. Bosch
In 1852 Sir Edward Creasy’s famous classic, Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, indicated how certain major military engageme
Film
One Last Sting
Richard A. Blake
For years my shaving mirror has tried to convince me that I look just like Paul Newman: baby blues, wavy hair (with just a sprinkling of
Television
Jesus of CBS
James Martin, SJ
Woe to those who produce Jesus movies, for their worries will be many. The first task of a producer is to cast a credible Jesus.

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Love Song for God's Vineyard
John R. Donahue
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Thomas J. Reese
Letters
Letters
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