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May 12, 2003

Vol.188 / No.16
Letters
Our readersMay 12, 2003

Right Intention

George Weigel in The Just War Case for the War (3/31), argues that the war against Iraq is justifiable in light of traditional just war thinking. While I find his reflections on the criteria of just cause, legitimate authority, proportionality and last resort both

Books
Michael BisesiMay 12, 2003

The tax code according to a former I R S commissioner embodies all the essence of life greed politics power goodness charity Everything rsquo s in there With the estate tax everything is magnified dramatically In Wealth and Our Commonwealth William H Gates Sr and Chuck Collins make a f

Faith in Focus
Mary SherryMay 12, 2003

My two friends have been searching for a long time. They need a place to worship. He was brought up in a rigid Baptist tradition; she was brought up in a rigid Catholic tradition. I am not reporting on their search, because, after all, it is theirs. While I can identify with their search in many way

News

Eucharist Greatest Gift Christ Gave Church, Says EncyclicalThe Eucharist is the greatest gift Christ left his church, a gift that makes the sacrifice of his life present for all time and gives strength and hope to the world, Pope John Paul II wrote in a new encyclical letter. The pope said he issued

Faith Features
Willard F. JabuschMay 12, 2003

By now it is clear to anyone interested in the Catholic Church that there are no longer enough priests to celebrate Mass in many parishes.

Books
Charles R. MorrisMay 12, 2003

James MacGregor Burns rsquo s new book Transforming Leadership is a reformulation and update of his 1978 book Leadership which was the seminal text for the burgeoning new field of ldquo leadership studies rdquo There is a James MacGregor Burns Institute of Leadership at the University of Mary

Editorials
The EditorsMay 12, 2003

General Jay Garner has had to bring order out of chaos before. In 1991, after the first Persian Gulf war, he supervised Operation Provide Comfort, which supplied food and shelter for the Kurdish population in northern Iraq. He is a proponent of the view that the military should be “a merciful