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September 15, 2003

Vol.189 / No.7
Robert P. ImbelliSeptember 15, 2003

Cardinal Walter Kasper never tires of reminding his hearers that ldquo crisis rdquo entails both ldquo peril rdquo and ldquo possibility rdquo It may lead to shipwreck but also to new shores The outcome of a situation of crisis like that which faces the Catholic Church in the United States

Paul FarmerSeptember 15, 2003

On Oct. 29, 2002, 200 Haitians jumped off their grounded boat near Miami and floundered ashore, seeking a level of economic security that has been historically available only to a tiny minority of the population in their home country. These refugees were soon deported from the United States, as have

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonSeptember 15, 2003

One of my first activities on arriving at America House each morning involves a pair of scissors. An inveterate clipper, I keep an eye out for newspaper articles that deal with the kinds of social justice matters that are my focus for the magazine. The clippings are then filed according to issues li

Valerie SchultzSeptember 15, 2003

With each passing year, I think more fondly of a not-so-distant time in my life: my last child was a toddler, and my three older children attended the elementary school where my husband taught sixth grade. We had just built a house in the mountains, and our nation of six was secure and thriving. I w

Tom OSeptember 15, 2003

Adam Nicolson must have thought one good masterpiece of English deserved another He has matched the eloquent beauty of the King James Bible with prose that doesn 8217 t just sparkle but sings This story has been told before Benson Bobrick 8217 s Wide as the Waters and Alister McGrath 8217 s In

George M. AndersonSeptember 15, 2003

Books line one whole wall of my office at America. Over 1,000 of them, on eight rows of gray metal shelves that stretch from one end of the room to the other. No, these are not my own books, which are few, but the collection of the Catholic Book Club, a longtime adjunct operation of the magazine. Th

The EditorsSeptember 15, 2003

The lights went out at 4:11 p.m. on Aug. 14, along with the telephones, computers, television sets, air conditioning and all the other essentials of modern life that we take for granted. They are just there, dependable, and yet in truth it is we who are dependent. At first we are simply surprised. T