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August 12, 2000

Vol.183 / No.4
The Word
John R. Donahue August 12, 2000

As John 6 comes to an end the meaning of Jesus rsquo eloquent yet mysterious words sinks in many of Jesus rsquo disciples say This saying is hard who can accept it The moment of decision has arrived as it arrived when Joshua summoned all the tribes of Israel to renew the covenant In an in-y

Of Many Things
George M. Anderson August 12, 2000

Why would a Jesuit be taking part in a Quaker worship service? Yet that is what I was doing one Sunday in May. After celebrating the 8:30 a.m. Mass at Nativity parish on New York’s lower East Side, I walked a dozen blocks up Second Avenue to the 15th Street Meeting House. A

Editorials
The Editors August 12, 2000

The problem with gasoline prices is not that they have been too high this summer, but that they have been too low for the past two decades. American drivers do not want to hear this hard truth, and American politicians are making matters worse by playing the blame game and proposing silly solutions

Books
Dianne Bergant August 12, 2000

Daniel Berrigan well-known poet and activist has picked up yet another one of the biblical books and has turned his socially sensitive creative eye onto its message As he did in his volumes on the books of Daniel and Jeremiah he creatively engages the text instead of analyzing it and he allows

Letters
Our readers August 12, 2000

Judgment and JusticeAs American Catholic higher education settles into a long, edgy period of applying the norms of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, I want to go into the record with emphasis on several concepts that, I think, have become marginalized during the nearly two decades of Canon 812’s existence.

Raymond G. Helmick August 12, 2000

What can Americans do to help with the peace in the battered countries that used to make up Yugoslavia? That question preoccupied Laurie Johnston, a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School, whose thoughts turned to the reconciliation work that Moral Re-Armament had done between Germans and Frenc

Books
Robert Coles August 12, 2000

For many years Jonathan Kozol has attended to school children in impoverished neighborhoods The author of several award-winning books including Death at an Early Age and Amazing Grace he has taught those boys and girls observed them carefullyand in some instances has come to know them well outsi