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September 1, 2003

Vol.189 / No.5
Books
Michael J. Kerlin September 01, 2003

In the introduction to Utilitarianism 1861 John Stuart Mill remarks that ethics unlike science must always revert to first principles If we are to argue coherently in favor of some course of action in personal or social life we must appeal to a basic principle or set of principles justifying

Charles R. Gallagher September 01, 2003

Recently The New York Times writer Peter Steinfels offered a considered examination of the dynamic tension between Pope John Paul II’s moral leadership during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the exercise of papal diplomacy. Morally and religiously, the pope could make sweeping public claims for pe

The Word
Dianne Bergant September 01, 2003

In the movie ldquo Back to the Future rdquo an enterprising young Michael J Fox conspires with a brilliant eccentric Christopher Lloyd to drive a transformed Delorean into the past in order to do something that will change the present It is a delightful farce with both humor and suspense In

Yvonne Pesquera September 01, 2003

When the bell rings on Monday evenings, the adult students in my class gather their book bags and rush out—eager to end their long day and go home. I shout after them, “Have a good night” and “Get home safely.” They wave back and tell me the same—in English. &nbsp

News

Pope Deplores Bombings in Iraq, Jerusalem, Urges End to ViolencePope John Paul II deplored deadly bombings in Iraq and Jerusalem and urged steps to end the new spiral of violence in the Middle East. The pope spoke at a general audience on Aug. 20, a day after a U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, wa

Letters
Our readers September 01, 2003

Core Reality

Patricia McCann, R.S.M., has provided an excellent, sweeping overview of what has happened to religious life among women religious in the United States since the Second Vatican Council (Catholic Identity, New Age and Women Religious, 7/21). Her knowledge of history is

Books
Mary E. Giles September 01, 2003

In this admirably researched study of women rsquo s spirituality in 16th- and 17th-century Spain Stephen Haliczer Distinguished Research Professor of History at Northern Illinois University provides a panoramic yet detailed account of women who constructed their religious identity and authority i