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February 5, 2001

Vol.184 / No.3
The Word
John R. Donahue February 05, 2001

quot Cursed rdquo be the one who trusts in human beings ldquo the wicked rdquo are like chaff that the wind drives away and ldquo Woe rdquo to you who are rich and filled now Harsh words for a Sunday in grey February In Luke rsquo s Sermon on the Plain in contrast to Matthew while the po

Editorials
The Editors February 05, 2001

One might think that last year’s particularly strong economy would have led to a reduction in the number of requests for emergency food and shelter. In fact, however, the year 2000 actually saw a rise in both areas. This was among the sad findings of the United States Conference of Mayors&rsqu

Letters
Our readers February 05, 2001

Peculiar Concepts

Valerie Schultz (Renew the Face of the Earth! 1/8) should not be amazed at the outrageous attack the journal Crisis made about the Renew program. It is par for the course. Any time a work in the church, no matter how fine it may be, does not fit into their

Poem
Terry Savoie February 05, 2001

after listening to an NPR broadcast

 

Out of busses; water-

Books
Nancy Hawkins February 05, 2001

My initial exposure to the theology of Rosemary Radford Ruether took place as I studied for my master rsquo s in theology After reading Sexism and God-Talk I remember thinking how grateful I was for her scholarship her theological clarity and her courage to rethink systematics in light of women r

Joseph J. Guido February 05, 2001

Each year hundreds of thousands of students from more than 400 colleges and universities complete the Freshman Survey of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), sponsored by the Higher Education Research Institute at U.C.L.A. Students are queried about demographic factors, academic an

News

Pope John Paul II Names 37 Cardinals Pope John Paul II announced on Jan. 21 the appointment of 37 new cardinals, 33 of whom are under the age of 80 and therefore eligible to vote in the next conclave. This brings the number of cardinal electors to 128, the highest number in history, shattering the c