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July 1, 2000

Vol.183 / No.1
John T. Noonan, Jr.July 01, 2000

Faith and reason are companions indispensable to each other on Catholicism’s journey from Jerusalem. To understand the implications of faith, to relate the constructions of reason to these implications, the two must go hand in hand. One kind of institutional setting in which such understanding

Letters
Our readersJuly 01, 2000

Church as MysteryThe Rev. Hermann Pottmeyer, in his article Primacy in Communion (6/3), offers an interesting but strange argument about the Petrine office. First, his contention that the (Roman) Curia insists that the present scope of Roman jurisdiction is divinely willed simply is not true. In the

Books
John W. OMalleyJuly 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 EditorsJuly 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. DonahueJuly 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. FlorianJuly 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. AndersonJuly 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