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September 30, 2000

Vol.183 / No.9
Books
Martin X. MoleskiSeptember 30, 2000

Stanley Jaki possesses impressive credentials for discussing the challenges Newman faced in his day and that he poses to our own Jaki holds doctorates in theology and physics has published extensively on the history of philosophy and science and is laden with honors Gifford Lectures Templeton P

Gallaudet HowardSeptember 30, 2000

On the first Sunday of the new millennium, I went to my parents’ usual church, Our Lady of Good Voyage in Gloucester, Mass. On the second Sunday I knelt, freezing, below the great dome of the Pantheon in Rome and listened to a Latin Mass sung in purest Gregorian chant. On the third, I sat demu

The Word
John R. DonahueSeptember 30, 2000

Marriage is increasingly described as a fragile institution in our society Divorce rates hover around 40 per cent with the divorce rate among Catholics at roughly 20 percent The readings for this Sunday provide a biblical countervision The Gospel begins with the Pharisees testing Jesus by asking

Eugene F. Rivers, IIISeptember 30, 2000

Who are the young people most at risk-these days for crime? They tend to be the black and brown fatherless youth who inhabit our inner cities, and who lack mentors, ministers and monitors. The absence of responsible authoritative adults in their lives, in addition to poverty and the lack of educatio

Letters
Our readersSeptember 30, 2000

Bunnies RuleMore bunnies, please, out of James Martin’s hat (Of Many Things, 8/26)! Peter Cottontail with Karl Rahner and Father Martin’s nephew made me laugh today - again!Mary Anne ZakSuffield, Conn. Manifesting CommunityThomas J. McCarthy’s column (7/29) struck a very famil

Books
James S. TorrensSeptember 30, 2000

This book honors a 12-year-old martyr by the name of FoyFaith in Englishin the southwest of France during the last of the Roman persecutions in A D 303 Five centuries later in what is called a Furtive Translation or pious robbery her remains were carried off from Agen in the Garonne to the to

Eileen P. FlynnSeptember 30, 2000

How should the Catholic Church in the United States respond to what some have labeled the gay agenda? One way would be simply to restate what has been declared repeatedly. This approach, however, may not meet the challenge. The so-called gay agenda has been in the making roughly since 1969, when the