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November 25, 2000

Vol.183 / No.17
James J. ConnNovember 25, 2000

The United States has but one graduate program in canon law and many seminaries and theologates do not have a full-time canonist among their professors Much of the extensive U S research in canon lawwhich covers a broader spectrum of ecclesial concerns than the law governing the nullity of marria


Historian Says Pius XII Should Be Portrayed in Shades Of Gray’An accurate portrayal of Pope Pius XII in World War II should be done in shades of gray, said Gerald P. Fogarty, S.J. The pope was shaped by his training and experience as a diplomat, and what he said or did not say during the war m

Of Many Things
James Martin, SJNovember 25, 2000

As I write this column, my Jesuit community is preparing to celebrate a number of jubilees, or anniversaries, for three Jesuit priests. The evening’s celebration will consist of what some wags refer to as an L.S.D., that is, liturgy, social and dinner.Apparently, one must be advanced in years

Thomas J. McCarthyNovember 25, 2000



He travels on, and in his face, his step,

Tom OBrienNovember 25, 2000

I once had a close encounter with Alan Greenspan chairman of the Federal Reserve Board in a ritzy restaurant in Washington named Galileo I was being taken there by in-laws I assume Greenspan was paying his own way My main worry on seeing him was not the check but his meal This is a man whose ev

Avery Dulles, Ladislas OrsyNovember 25, 2000

When I discovered that Ladislas Orsy, S.J., had written such a lengthy response (10/21) to my article on the papacy for a global church (7/15), I wondered how I could reply with reasonable brevity. But when I read his piece, I came to realize that I had in effect answered him already, in the very ar

The Word
John R. DonahueNovember 25, 2000

In a recent issue of Natural History the astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson director of the Hayden Planetarium wrote If the events that span the 15 billion year timeline of the universe were laid along the length of a football field then all of human history would span the thickness of a blade