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September 9, 2000

Vol.183 / No.6
The Editors September 09, 2000

Won’t it be fun when we can take gondola rides through downtown Miami and Los Angeles? And will not Eskimos smile when the Yukon River Valley grows cantaloupe for the European Union? And won’t we rejoice when, instead of taking the same old cruise to the palmy Caribbean, we can do someth

Mark S. Massa September 09, 2000

I should have been required to read a book like this the summer before I began studying theology for ordination That was my thought as I read Arthur Jones rsquo s breezy but compelling new book on U S Catholicism It certainly constitutes required reading for anyone contemplating ministry in the N

Our readers September 09, 2000

Those Who Love Them

With gratitude, I applaud America for Of Many Things by Patricia A. Kossmann, the editorial on Elder Abuse, Elderhood for the World by Thomas E. Clarke, S.J., and On Dying Well, by Myles N. Sheehan, S.J.,

Joseph G. Sandman September 09, 2000

Who could have predicted 25 years ago, when three Trappist monks from a monastery in Massachusetts introduced contemplative prayer to a group of non-contemplatives, that its popularity would grow so dramatically? Today, thousands of believers from a variety of Christian denominations in every state

Thomas Bokenkotter September 09, 2000

Reformation Counter-Reformation Tridentine Age Age of Confessionalization Some of the above All of the above John W O rsquo Malley S J professor of church history at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge Mass argues that no one label is sufficient to embrace all the aspects of th


Mother Church Not a Sister Church, Says RatzingerAddressing what it called common misuses of the phrase sister churches in ecumenical dialogue, the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation issued a document stressing the Catholic Church’s unique identity as mother of all local churches. The docu

The Word
John R. Donahue September 09, 2000

The readings touch on the most profound mysteries of Christianity why do the innocent suffer why must the followers of Jesus deny themselves and take up their crosses The first reading presents the third of the four servant songs see Is 42 1-4 49 1-7 50 4-11 52 13-53 12 which expresses the