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May 7, 2001

Vol.184 / No.15
Robert K. MoriartyMay 07, 2001

Like little green shoots, small church communities are emerging all over the Catholic parish landscape. They are one of the more promising pastoral initiatives at work in U.S. parishes today. In an individualistic and consumerist culture, whose spirit in some respects infects the very way we do pari

John A. ColemanMay 07, 2001

This is a crucially important book I wanted almost immediately to send a copy to my congresswoman and to my nieces who like so many American women aged 35 to 42 are caught in the double-bind of caregiving for young children and aging parents Heymann rsquo s careful data would confirm what the

Andrew M. GreeleyMay 07, 2001

The first ratings of clerical performance by the laity occurred almost a half century ago in a study by Catholic Digest, which was in fact the first sample survey ever of American religion. At that time 40 percent of Americans, whether Protestant or Catholic, rated their clergy as “excellent&r


Pope Clears Way for Beatification of 27 Ukrainian MartyrsJust seven weeks after the local study of 27 Ukrainian martyrs ended, Pope John Paul II cleared the way for their beatification during his trip to their homeland on June 23-27. The Vatican published the decrees recognizing the martyrdom of the

Marian E. CroweMay 07, 2001

WARNING: In this essay I use the terms conservative and liberal that no one likes. I don’t like those labels! everyone says, implying (whether intentionally or not) that their own position is too complex and nuanced to be captured by something so simplistic as a one-word label. I use those lab

Our readersMay 07, 2001


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The Word
John R. DonahueMay 07, 2001

Vatican City Jan 25 2059 mdash The recently elected pope Victor IV the former archbishop of Lusaka Charles Tilyenji who took the name of the first pope from Africa St Victor 189-98 celebrated the traditional Mass for the Curia in St Paul rsquo s Outside the Walls It also marked the cen