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April 8, 2002

Vol.186 / No.12
The Word
John R. Donahue April 08, 2002

The journey is one of the oldest biblical symbols Abraham hears the command to become a wandering Aramean Israel makes a journey through the wilderness where it is covenanted with the living God Luke groups Jesus rsquo most distinctive teaching in the section of his Gospel that describes Jesus r

Patricia Ann Lamoureux April 08, 2002

In a radio address last Dec. 5, President Bush expressed concern about soaring unemployment in the recession: It’s a time to reach out to Americans who are hurting, to help them put food on the table and to keep a roof over their heads. The president emphasized that his immediate priority was

M. Basil Pennington April 08, 2002

The story of seven men who literally lost their heads for Christor more accurately for their fellow humans whom they selflessly loved in Christis one of heroic beauty And John W Kiser tells it in full The Monks of Tibhirine the author rsquo s third book after Communist Entrepreneurs and Stefan

Thomas E. Quigley April 08, 2002

Just as the omens in Congress had begun pointing in the direction of changes in U.S.-Cuba policydropping the travel ban, facilitating sales of food and medicinesthe events of Sept. 11 took place, and the president declared war on international terrorism. It’s been a long time since Cuba could

Richard P. McBrien April 08, 2002

Thomas Cahill rsquo s highly successful Hinges of History series has established him as one of the most engaging and popular authors in the field of religion today Three volumes have been published thus far How the Irish Saved Civilization The Gifts of the Jews and Desire of the Everlasting Hills

Thomas J. McCarthy April 08, 2002

Marriage is said to be a sacred union. But I have had cause lately to contemplate just what a sacred union is and is not. Two dear friends have endured painful separations from spouses. One couple has recently reunited; the other appears headed for an ugly divorce. Like most people, I’ve known

The Word
John R. Donahue April 08, 2002

On this Good Shepherd Sunday the Gospel readings in all cycles present excerpts from John 10 Breaking the chapter into segments this way presents major problems since the distinctive Johannine theology emerges only from Jn 10 1-18 Today rsquo s reading is an appetizer before the main course Je