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June 17, 2000

Vol.182 / No.21
Books

The arguments for women rsquo s ordination to the diaconate have been circulating for a number of years indeed centuries What then is Zagano rsquo s original contribution to this important ecclesial discussion and debate In my opinion it is simply this She writes in a synthetic way for a new ge

Columns
Thomas J. McCarthyJune 17, 2000

Dust coated my throat and stung my eyes. Carbon monoxide fumes mixed with the reek of deep-fried buffalo wings and cheese-soaked sausages made me nauseous. The noise was deafening—a nonstop cacophony of roaring engines, heavy metal music and over-amplified voices distorted through a second-rat

The Word
John R. DonahueJune 17, 2000

Two themes echo throughout the readings covenant and sacrifice Exodus recounts the ratification of the Sinai covenant by a sacrificial ritual in which the people affirm the whole content of Exodus 19-24 proclaiming all that the Lord has said we will heed and do The Letter to the Hebrews present

Film
Richard A. BlakeJune 17, 2000

In his eminently forgettable "Stardust Memories" (1980), Woody Allen in the persona of a world-famous director in the Fellini mold, a kind of pizza made with Velveeta, catsup and Wonder bread, visits a college to participate in a leaden symposium on the art of the film. Rather than receivi

Elizabeth A. DreyerJune 17, 2000

Convergence 2000 began appropriately with a meal at the guest house and ended with the reading of "The Madeleva Manifesto: A Message of Hope and Courage." The warm welcome and hospitality of Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Ind., surrounded us during the entire weekend of April 27

News

Russian President Meets Pope, Does Not Extend InvitationOn his first official visit to Western Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican on June 5 about the ongoing need to bring Western and Eastern Europe closer together. However, during the meeting Putin

Books
Kathy OConnellJune 17, 2000

quot To know Joan of Arc quot wrote Mark Twain in his fanciful yet earnest quot translation quot of her life in 1896 quot was to know one who was wholly noble pure truthful brave compassionate generous pious unselfish modest blameless as the very flowers in the fields nature fine an