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January 20, 2003

Vol.188 / No.2
Editorials
The EditorsJanuary 20, 2003

Pope John Paul II’s message for this year’s World Day of Peace, Jan. 1, 2003, anticipates the 40th anniversary of Blessed Pope John XXIII’s landmark encyclical Pacem in Terris in April. At a time when the world seems more troubled than at any time since the collapse of Communism in

Books
Ron HansenJanuary 20, 2003

Writing of his need to keep a journal Verlyn Klinkenborg indicates in The Rural Life that he hopes it will be a conscientious record of the count of crows in the field every afternoon If a flock of turkeys walks into the barnyard I want to mention the fact If one of the horses throws a shoe

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonJanuary 20, 2003

Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, often stays at America House when she comes to New York. She was here last fall for the opening of the opera based on her book, which recounts her experiences as spiritual advisor to men on death row. What we spoke of, though, was not so much the ope

The Word
Dianne BergantJanuary 20, 2003

Some of our most beautiful architectural creations are synagogues cathedrals mosques temples of every kind Believing people express religious sentiments in the structures they set apart for prayer It is there that they unite themselves in a special way with God so the place itself is considere

Letters
Our readersJanuary 20, 2003

Broken Connection

Your editorial and the interview with Patriarch Michel Sabbah (12/23) brought back memories of my childhood in Bethlehem and my student days at the College des Frres in the Old City of Jerusalem. The majority of Christian Palestinian towns, such as Bethlehem,

Books
Robert MonahanJanuary 20, 2003

As its mighty big title suggests God and the Constitution Christianity and American Politics attempts to address some broad issues Paul Marshall rsquo s essential thesis is that it is the God-given duty of Christians to engage in politics But in God and the Constitution he criticizes the average

Anthony C. E. QuaintonJanuary 20, 2003

From Jan. 20, 2003. Anthony Quainton on the role of diplomacy before the Iraq War.