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May 27, 2002

Vol.186 / No.18
Books
Donald KerwinMay 27, 2002

In The Mercy Factory Christopher J Einolf offers a gripping firsthand account of the challenges terror and exhilaration of representing political asylum-seekers The book vividly captures the work rsquo s life-and-death intensity Like many charitable legal service providers in the field Einolf

John W. OMalleyMay 27, 2002

Has there ever been anything like it in the history of the church? That is a question I have been asked a number of times since the sexual abuse scandal swelled to its present din. Not a day goes by without allegations of improper conduct by Roman Catholic clergy. Not a day goes by without evidence

Columns
Charles M. WhelanMay 27, 2002

The ideal is collaboration, not confrontation. It would be just as wrong for the churches to expect the federal and state governments to solve the problem of sexual abuse of children as it would be for the government to expect the religious denominations to solve the problem.The problem is not relig

John F. KavanaughMay 27, 2002

It’s the conservatives’ fault. It’s the liberals’ fault. It’s because they wore cassocks. It’s because they stopped wearing cassocks. It’s because Rome is too much in control of the bishops. It’s because the bishops are too independent of Rome. It&rsqu

Poem
Willie James KingMay 27, 2002

We are spared nothing Yusef says

J. Michael ByronMay 27, 2002

We have struggled this season with a number of deeply troubling issues related to the tragedies of sexual abuse of minors by priests in this country. The first wave of responses, rightly enough, has been to put a stop to systems and behavior patterns that pose immediate risks to potential victims. T

Books
Timothy J. OKeefeMay 27, 2002

It would be difficult to discover two contemporary authors who rival Peter Hennessy and Roy Jenkins as articulate and authoritative interpreters of modern British political life Each author brings to his work a well-established reputation as expert analyst of the institutions and personnel governin