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January 6, 2003

Vol.188 / No.1
Books
Donald P. KommersJanuary 06, 2003

The 20th century gave birth to an age of human rights In recent decades the world has witnessed a revolution of moral concern personified by an international community sworn to global standards of justice and decency As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and such documents as the Genocide

Denis MurphyJanuary 06, 2003

With Cardinal Jaime Sin sick and plans in the works to divide the present archdiocese into six smaller dioceses, church affairs in Manila, Philippines, are at a standstill. This provides an opportunity to reflect on what the church should be about once the changes are made.Will the proposed changes

The Word
Dianne BergantJanuary 06, 2003

Nowadays we seem to be dissatisfied if we are considered ordinary We seek to be the first or the best or at least to belong to the group that is first or best Yet most of us are really quite ordinary people living ordinary lives Despite this there need be nothing ordinary about being ordinary W

Michael E. EnghJanuary 06, 2003

Life in the barrio changed me as a Jesuit. Part of my heart remains snagged on the razor wire surrounding Central Juvenile Hall; a portion of my soul is entwined with people whose language I speak so poorly. What began as a sabbatical from Loyola Marymount University quickly became a crash course in

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonJanuary 06, 2003

Good news from Africa may seem a rarity, but some did come our way when two visitors from Tanzania visited New York in September. One was the vice chancellor of St. Augustine University near Mwanza, on the shores of Lake Victoria—the Rev. Deogratias Rweyongeza, who handles the day-to-day runni

Poem
Kelly CherryJanuary 06, 2003

"Do unto others as you’d be done unto."

Books
Joseph J. FeeneyJanuary 06, 2003

The title is brave God and the Imagination The book is even braver for in 22 essays the prizewinning biographer and poet Paul Mariani probes himself modern American poetry and the poetic imagination His goal is to link together the making of a poem the worldview of a poet and the shining of Go