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October 21, 2000

Vol.183 / No.12
Books
Raymond A. Bucko October 21, 2000

In the late 19th century and well into the 20th the Oblates and later Jesuit and other missionaries used an illustrated scroll to catechize the Indians they encountered This scroll depicted two roads one good and the other evil The good road was the path of Catholicism that led the saved to th

Editorials
The Editors October 21, 2000

We all saw the newspaper photos, and some of us caught it live on television: a father desperately calling out The child! The child! and the terrified 12-year-old Muhammed al-Durrah dying on the spot. That is not the only thing that has died in Gaza and Nablus and Jerusalem. It is hard to believe th

The Word
John R. Donahue October 21, 2000

The Gospel concludes the journey of Jesus to Jerusalem that was inaugurated by the healing of a blind man 8 22-26 which symbolizes the journey of discipleship for followers of Jesus It also provides a contrast to the failure of the disciples throughout the journey and presents a mini-drama of th

Letters
Our readers October 21, 2000

Rethink AgainI was deeply saddened and disappointed to see the editorial The Elections and Abortion (9/16), in which you practically anoint and endorse Al Gore, even though he is blatantly anti-life. By that I mean that he is passionately pro-abortion.I was very sorry to see you use the expression p

Ladislas Orsy October 21, 2000

The achievements of the pontificate of John Paul II were possible precisely because he inherited a living church, not one frozen in time.

Poem
Steve Wilson October 21, 2000

A blizzard, late winter, pulled

Books
Clayton Sinyai October 21, 2000

The authors of America rsquo s Forgotten Majority Why the White Working Class Still Matters have set out to attack the conventional wisdom regarding the swing voter responsible for the election outcomes of the 1990 rsquo s Each recent election has produced a flurry of reports attributing the resul