December 16, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 20Whole No. 4593

Editorials

The Laity's Response

To the extent of their knowledge, competence or authority the laity are entitled, and indeed sometimes duty-bound, to express their opinions on matters concerning the good of the church.” It might

Articles

Acting More Humanely:Accepting Gays Into the Priesthood
Edward Collins Vacek

Shortly after the start of the second millennium, St.

On Straightening Out Catholic Seminaries
Jon D. Fuller

One of the deeply troubling outcomes of the Catholic Church’s recent scandals involving sexual abuse and the abuse of administrative power is the call from many quarters to exclude from seminaries

Books and Culture

Books
A Gruesome Story
Thomas E. Quigley
Just 100 years ago, on Oct.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Welcome to the Real World
Dianne Bergant
The Word
For Unto Us a Child Is Born
Dianne Bergant
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Letters
Letters
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