December 2, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 18Whole No. 4509

Editorials

Lift the Siege

According to the Book of Genesis, the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq is the site of the legendary Tree of Life.

Articles

The Magic Touch
Valerie Schultz

At age nine, I had an epiphany. I was watching my parents holding hands as we walked across a parking lot after a football game.

Hurricane Mitch's Silver Lining
Dennis M. Linehan

The enormous sow was the picture of contentment, lying on her side under a gazebo-like structure that protected her from the intermittent tropical rain. What’s her name?

Heart and Soul
Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy

In September, news reports from England described yet another medical tragedy, complicated once more by the additional burdens of decision-making that medical technology now imposes on us.

Books and Culture

Books
Many Roads to Rome
John J. Savant
In the first few decades of the 20th century, a remarkable number of English writers chose to become Roman Catholics.
Books
What Have We Learned?
Charles R. Morris
Bertrand Russell once remarked that intellectuals, like savages, are apt to imagine magical connections between words and things.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Man of the Year
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Homecoming
Steven Diogo
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
David S. Toolan
Letters
Letters
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