November 18, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 16Whole No. 4507

Editorials

The Presidential Election

Election night proved to be the most exciting moment of the 2000 presidential campaign as American voters split almost perfectly over the candidacies of George W. Bush and Al Gore.

Articles

Return of the Exorcist
Richard A. Blake

The Exorcist’ is back.

Prisons for Profit
George M. Anderson

A relatively new phenomenon in this centurythey began to appear only in the early 1980’sprivately operated prisons have rapidly proliferated throughout much of the United States, especially in the

Can One Forgive a Child Molester?
Stephen J. Pope

Last May the people of Boston were stunned, angered and depressed upon being informed about yet another case of alleged child sexual abuse by someone working for the churchindeed, about what prosec

Naming the Good
John F. Kavanaugh

It is a strange happenstance that many people, whether justified or not, see foreboding clouds looming over Catholic health care, Catholic higher education, and Catholic ecumenism.

Books and Culture

Books
They Call It Home
George M. Anderson
Flophouse is greater than the sum of its parts.
Books
Dark Data
Kathy OConnell
What may even be worse than racism, an African-American friend said not long ago, is white guilt over racism.
Books
A Cultural Force
Nancy Hawkins
Anyone who believes that modernity has quietly packed its bags and faded away under the weight of postmodernism needs to read John Thornh

Columns and Departments

The Word
A King in Disguise
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Arm in Arm
Timothy E. OConnell
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
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