December 2, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 18Whole No. 4591

Editorials

Haitians at Dives's Door

The eight million Haitians who share the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic have the unwelcome distinction of populating the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

Articles

Opening Doors
William A. Proefriedt

One afternoon in the late 1940’s, the eighth-grade classroom in Our Lady of Lourdes elementary school in Brooklyn was disrupted by the entrance of five or six boys from the local public school.

Interreligious Dialogue for Peace
Antonio J. Ledesma

In the Philippines, we have a Muslim minority living together with a Christian majority.

A Wellstone Pro-Lifer?
John F. Kavanaugh

Reactions to my Ethics Notebook column on leaving the Democratic Party to become an Independent reminded me how volatile discussions can become when they meld the world of politics with the moral l

It's Not Just Priests
James O. Clifford, Sr.

As a Catholic and a retired journalist, I feel shame when I read about the latest sex scandal involving my church. I am also ashamed of my former profession.

Books and Culture

Books
Democracy Meets Doctrine
Thomas Bokenkotter
Jay P.
Books
Holy Collaborators?
Marc Saperstein
I cannot identify any constructive role for this new book by Daniel Goldhagen, currently an affiliate of the Minda Gunzburg Center for Eu
Portfolio
Suffering Tenderness
Leo J. ODonovan
Some images are so powerful that, if we take time for them, they can alter our lives.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Do You Hear Voices?
Dianne Bergant
The Word
Chosen to Be Holy
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
What Power? Whose Glory?
Mary Sherry
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Poem
Night Thoughts
William F. Bell
Letters
Letters
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