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March 26, 2001

Vol.184 / No.10
Michael D. Place March 26, 2001

Every Christmas, through the miracle to which we bear witness, we are reminded of life’s infinite possibilities. In this context, we enter each new year with a sense of renewed hope and opportunity. We see afresh the potential for achieving good and righting wrongs in our lives, in our communi

Lisa Sowle Cahill March 26, 2001

Some day medical science may be able to heal or alleviate ailments like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, spinal cord injuries, heart disease and cancer by giving patients new cells that have been guided to act as replacements for their own damaged tissue. Sometimes the

Books
William J. Byron March 26, 2001

Chapter by chapter page by page the reader of this book is engaged with a stimulating thinker who writes journalistically within disjunctive categories He poses a formidable array of issues between the Party of Yeah meaning economic optimists cyberspace enthusiasts and technoutopians over a

Paul Lauritzen March 26, 2001

In his testimony before the National Bioethics Advisory Commission on stem cell research, Gilbert Meilaender urged the commission to be honest in its recommendations. If you endorse federal funding of stem cell research, he said, don’t do so by pretending that an unimplanted embryo is not an e

The Word
John R. Donahue March 26, 2001

As the sequence of Sundays proclaiming repentance draws to a close the Gospel presents one of the most graphic of all New Testament narratives on the mercy of Christ that leads to new life The reading from Isaiah prepares the way as the Lord says to the returning exiles See I am doing something

Editorials
The Editors March 26, 2001

Through Medicaid and other programs, most poor people in the United States have access to the new AIDS drug therapies. But in developing countries, their cost—over $10,000 a year—has made their use all but impossible. As a result, the AIDS pandemic has widened its devastating scope in bo

Of Many Things
George M. Anderson March 26, 2001

Snapshots play a part in the lives of many of ussmall pictures of family groups, children, friends, co-workers. You find them not just at home, but in the workplace too, as well as in wallets and purses. On my way to work on the subway, or going home in the evening, I sometimes see passengers sharin