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July 30, 2001

Vol.185 / No.3
Kevin P. QuinnJuly 30, 2001

With the sequencing of the human genome virtually completed and the first analysis of the decoded sequence now reported this book is important for at least two reasons First it explores the promises and challenges of the new genetics with comprehensive yet exceptionally readable commentary Secon

The EditorsJuly 30, 2001

The New York Times has as much enthusiasm for President Bush as Mr. Creakle, the headmaster of Salem House, had for that wholly unpromising schoolboy, David Copperfield. The Times’s editorials regularly register their disfavor with Mr. Bush’s domestic and foreign policies. What about the

Charles J. ChaputJuly 30, 2001

Maybe the devil made me do it, but after reading Bishop (now Cardinal) Walter Kasper’s essay "On the Church" (reprinted in America, 4/23) for the second or third time, I went back through the text and conducted a little test. I changed bishop to pastor, local church to local parish a

The Word
John R. DonahueJuly 30, 2001

This Sunday rsquo s Gospel makes for difficult reading during the quot dog days quot of summer It speaks of things we would rather gently put aside simple lifestyle almsgiving readiness for the return of the Lord faithful use of the time given us and warnings of punishment The beginning of t

George M. AndersonJuly 30, 2001

The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster. But the word can also refer to the loved ones of murder victims, and this was the sense in which it was used at a four-day conference in early June at Boston College. Sponsored jointly by the college a

Our readersJuly 30, 2001

Human Saints and AngelsThe art portfolio by Michael O’Neill McGrath, O.S.F.S., “The Saints and Me” (7/2), is a delight. McGrath brings out through his art one of the best aspects of Catholicism, our fellowship with the saints and their very humanness. We see Peter eating fish, Doro


Archbishop Weakland Says He’s Not Disobeying PopeArchbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee declared, in a message read in all parishes on July 15, that he is not disobeying the pope by going ahead with the renovation of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The archbishop expanded on tha