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June 4, 2001

Vol.184 / No.19
Books
Peter Heinegg June 04, 2001

In our Amazon com Borders rsquo n rsquo Barnes amp Noble world we non-academics at least no longer pay much attention to libraries When was the last time you got worked up over anything connected with a library shortened hours confusing online catalogues Well for many Americans all that

John W. Donohue June 04, 2001

More than 80 years ago, the British historian Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) made a name for himself by writing short biographies that debunked their subjects, but did so with elegance and wit. He combined the style of a minor Evelyn Waugh with the slant of a demolition expert like Robert Caro, whose s

News

Consistory of Cardinals Meets with PopeIn the largest meeting of its kind ever held at the Vatican, more than 150 cardinals joined Pope John Paul II to discuss questions of collegiality, dialogue and evangelization in the church. The pope opened the consistory, which met from May 21 to 24, with a pr

Joseph A. Califano, Jr. June 04, 2001

For the first time in the nation’s various wars on drugs, the scientific, political and spiritual stars are aligned for a revolution to balance and strengthen all four legs of this country’s effort to tackle substance abuse and addiction: research, prevention, treatment and law enforceme

Letters
Our readers June 04, 2001

Misleading Title

With regard to Cardinal Walter Kasper’s Friendly Reply’ to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (4/23), the title on your cover is misleading, since Walter Kasper wrote and published the article in German, not as a cardinal but as a bishop, in 2000. More importantly, the English

The Word
John R. Donahue June 04, 2001

Homilists often cringe when faced with the prospect of preaching on Trinity Sunday It is the only feast that seems to be named after a doctrine and many of a certain generation were taught that it was a mysterium stricte dictum that is totally beyond human comprehension and expressible only thro

Faith in Focus
Linda Halligan Conley June 04, 2001

I have a friend who still believes in