April 29, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 14Whole No. 4567

Editorials

Executing the Mentally Retarded

Should Mentally retarded people be executed? That the question is even being posed shows how deeply entrenched capital punishment remains in the United States.

Articles

Harvesting Organs from Cadavers An Ethical Challenge
John J. Paris

“We are being pressured to participate in non-heartbeating cadaver organ transplants at our hospital, and we don’t think it is ethical,” commented the I.C.U. director of a major medical center.

A Cautionary Tale
Michael R. Panicola

Catholic health care is a ministry whose deep roots can be traced back to the healing works of Jesus and to the compassionate care of religious women and men and laypersons around the world over ma

Abuses of Another Kind
John F. Kavanaugh

I think it was in the early 1980’s that I met a fellow Jesuit at a conference on liberation theology and philosophy.

Architects of Success
Kenneth G. Davis

Although parents may well attend whatever church makes their children feel most welcome, young people are not as likely to attend a church simply because it appeals to their parents.

Books and Culture

Culture
Blooding the Ghosts
Paul Mariani
For the past several hundred years, since the invention of the printing press and the dissemination of books in fact, the most frequent e
Books
What Johnny Needs Most
John A. Coleman
Finding quality child care in America is almost every parent’s quest or nightmare.
Books
Sustaining Baby
James T. Bretzke, Richard
While the majority of the 53,000 babies born prematurely each year in the United States would have died soon after birth if they had been
Books
Offensive Realism
Keir A. Lieber
John Mearsheimer, the R.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Waiting for a Good Lawyer
John R. Donahue
The Word
Time to Move Out
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Fundamentally, It's Love
Adele Azar-Rucquoi
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Poem
Mignonette
Deborah Warren
Letters
Letters
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