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March 18, 2002

Vol.186 / No.9
Michael OSullivan March 18, 2002

On Oct. 9, 2001, an Islamic law court in the State of Sokoto in northern Nigeria ordered Safiyatu Huseini Tungar Tudu to be buried up to her head and shoulders and stoned to death. Sufiya had been found guilty of having sexual intercourse outside marriage. Her child, Adama, 8 months old at the time

Books
John Omicinski March 18, 2002

Economics has dabbled in theology from its beginnings Two centuries ago Adam Smith the father of economics got the theological ball rolling with his assertion that prices were determined by the Invisible Hand of competition in the market Karl Marx rsquo s theory of capital was that it was a reli

Joseph Claude Harris March 18, 2002

Peter Drucker, writing in the Nov. 3, 2001, issue of The Economist, described a revolution that will cause a restructuring of European and American economies and cultures for much of this century. In the developed countries, the dominant factor in the next society will be something to which most peo

Philip R. Sullivan March 18, 2002

Shortly after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, I went to an automobile garage and was greeted by a bearded man of Middle Eastern appearance who asked in a foreign accent how he could be of help. Rather abruptly, I was seized by a disagreeable feeling, along with the urge to say “Forget it.&r

Gerald M. Fagin March 18, 2002

The Catechism of the Catholic Church includes a reassuring and pastorally sensitive statement on the future life of infants who die without baptism: "As regards children who have died without Baptism, the Church can only entrust them to the mercy of God, as she does in her funeral rites for the

Of Many Things
John W. Donohue March 18, 2002

Nearly 100,000 new books were published in the United States last year, and most of them were ignored by The New York Review of Books and the Sunday book sections of The New York Times and The Washington Post. Although these three are heavyweights in the book review business, they have space to exam

Books
M. L. del Mastro March 18, 2002

The Rev Richard P McBrien the Crowley-O rsquo Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame Lives of the Saints Catholicism in this one-volume treatment provides in portable and more affordable form the quality otherwise found only in the 12-volume 1995 Burns edition of Butle