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August 26, 2000

Vol.183 / No.5
The Word
John R. Donahue August 26, 2000

Having completed a long tour through John 6 the Lectionary returns to Mark with a dispute between Jesus the Pharisees and some scribes experts in the law over rules to assure purity when eating The readings present something of a paradox The first reading the beginning of the prayer that Jew

Poem
Randall Mann August 26, 2000

The early-birds arrive before the sun;

John Borelli August 26, 2000

Progress in unity among Christians does not occur step by step. Communions of Christians do not stand still. They are constantly developing within themselves and forming new communions, sometimes adopting new structures and practices, at other times recovering ways that were once held in common. As

Letters
Our readers August 26, 2000

Joyful InspirationThe June 17 issue has been a source of pure joy for me. The cover with its colors and, I hope, authentic maternity clothes and the singing and dancing of all parties is so true to Jewish life. Miriam looks like a Jewish girl. Elizabeth must have been able to give her cousin true wo

Books
James Martin, SJ August 26, 2000

Not long ago a friend asked if I could recommend a good book on Ignatian spirituality He was an intelligent college-educated young man interested not simply in deepening his prayer but more specifically learning about what could be called the specifics of the way of Saint Ignatiusfor example t

News

Labor Priest Gets Medal of FreedomMsgr. George G. Higgins, since the 1940’s one of America’s most noted labor priests, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom during White House ceremonies on Aug. 9. For more than 60 years now, he has organized, marched, prayed and bled for the social

The Word
John R. Donahue August 26, 2000

While last Sunday rsquo s readings sounded sober warnings today rsquo s readings celebrate the saving deeds of God The reading from Isaiah opens with one of the most frequent biblical commands Fear not and then looks to the divine deliverance from exile when the blind deaf lame and the speechl