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July 1, 2000

Vol.183 / No.1
Books
John W. OMalley July 01, 2000

Perhaps as Garry Wills states in his opening sentence Catholics have fallen out of the healthy habit of reminding one another how sinful popes can be Yet many Catholics I know have watched enough television to know that Julius II armor-clad led his troops into battle and that Paul III made his

Editorials
The Editors July 01, 2000

As the House was preparing to debate the China trade bill on May 24, Representative Bill Archer, the Texas Republican who is chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, warned his colleagues: "This vote will be the most important vote that we cast in our congressional careers."That overstate

The Word
John R. Donahue July 01, 2000

The prophetic life is a strong theme in the readings for the next two weeks God rsquo s spirit enters Ezekiel and he is summoned to preach to rebellious people Jesus returns to his home town is rejected by his family and proclaims A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and am

Faith in Focus
Amy L. Florian July 01, 2000

I smiled at John, lying on the couch with 7-month-old Carl sleeping on his stomach. Following two difficult miscarriages, Carl’s birth was truly a miracle for us, and we reveled in the wonder of our child. John noted my gaze and quietly whispered, "Amy, if I ever die, make sure you tell C

George M. Anderson July 01, 2000

Two opposing tides are at work in the world of immigration in the United States. On the one hand, the harsh provisions of the 1996 immigration lawthe Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Acthave made the lives of both documented and undocumented immigrants more difficult. On the

News

Catholic Official Hails A.M.A. Vote as Protecting Conscience RightsThe American Medical Association’s rejection of a resolution aimed at forcing Catholic hospitals to provide sterilizations and contraception was a vote in support of freedom of conscience, said the Rev. Michael D. Place, presid

Books
Peter Heinegg July 01, 2000

O K post-Christian we rsquo ve read our Nietzsche postmodern the MLA insists on it postcolonial goes without saying post-structuralist ho-hum but post-cultural Can Christopher Clausen an English professor at Penn State be serious Indeed he can First assume that culture in the old s