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September 9, 2000

Vol.183 / No.6
Thomas BokenkotterSeptember 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. DonahueSeptember 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

Of Many Things

Summer is a time of celebration and transition in most religious communities. It is no different for those who live and work at America House, situated midway between Radio City Music Hall and the West-Nile virus hot zone in Central Park. Though none of us has been stricken with any exotic tropical

Ron HansenSeptember 09, 2000

Seven years ago in Acts A Writer rsquo s Reflections on the Church Writing and His Own Life novelist Larry Woiwode interleaved his idiosyncratic meditations on Luke rsquo s narrative of the first Apostles with his own story of giving up an English professor rsquo s job in upstate New York to try

Thomas J. McCarthySeptember 09, 2000

An unusual amount of hot air suffused the American atmosphere this past August. I’m not referring to the wildfires in the West, but to the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Though less noteworthy, the conventions garnered more media attention, because when all was said (and said

Joseph A. Califano, Jr.September 09, 2000

How about the following planks for a political party platform this November:1. Health care is a fundamental human right to which every American is entitled.2. The lack of safe affordable housing is a national crisis and such housing should be available to all on a non-discriminatory basis.3. The min