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January 8, 2001

Vol.184 / No.1
The Word
John R. Donahue January 08, 2001

The Lectionary continues the theme of the initial manifestations of Jesus The Gospel joins the first words of Luke rsquo s Gospel to Jesus rsquo initial proclamation at Nazareth Luke states that his purpose is to produce a narrative or story in reliance on traditions handed down by eyewitnesses a

James D. Wolfensohn January 08, 2001

The new millennium, with all its promise of change, presents us with a profound challenge: how to stem the rising incidence of global poverty. It is surely a major piece of unfinished business carried over from the previous century—how to give the poorest people of the world real hope for a be

Letters
Our readers January 08, 2001

In Good Faith

In his carefully reasoned examination of the recent case of the conjoined twins Jodie and Mary (12/2), Daniel P. Sulmasy, O.F.M., M.D., criticizes British medical arrogance, narrow pastoral advice and judicial bullying. This is unfair.

I too deplore the doctors

Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ January 08, 2001

Certainly one of the most surprising revelations in my life has been my experience with women religious. Before entering religious life I cherished the same notions about sisters that much of the American public does. They were - as I understood from the media, popular culture and even popular Catho

Columns
Valerie Schultz January 08, 2001

Our Renew 2000 group met yesterday. The seven of us talked about the Eucharist: its implication in our daily lives, as well as its liturgical meaning and beauty. Then we went to work at the parish food pantry. We are between seasons of Renew, which is a small-group, faith-sharing program in which ma

The Word
John R. Donahue January 08, 2001

In the early church the Epiphany cycle included other manifestations of Jesushis baptism and the wedding at Cana Today rsquo s liturgy focuses on the third manifestation the wedding feast at Cana the first of Jesus rsquo signs that is symbols of the divine power at work in the incarnate Word

James S. Torrens January 08, 2001

On Dec. 1, while George W. Bush and Al Gore were hacking their way through legal thickets, Vicente Fox Quesada strode into the presidency of the United States of Mexico. It was a holiday that elicited from Mexicans, whose history has made them very cautious, much more hope than they are used to feel