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September 15, 2003

Vol.189 / No.7
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson September 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 Schultz September 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 O September 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. Anderson September 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 Editors September 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

Drew Christiansen September 15, 2003

With formal hostilities ended in Iraq, it is time to take up again the hard questions posed by the U.S. war on terror. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, may not have “changed everything,” as the overheated rhetoric of the day had it, but the experi

The Word
Dianne Bergant September 15, 2003

There seems to be a contradiction in the messages found in today rsquo s readings James teaches that the way of righteousness leads to peace while the author of Wisdom describes a conspiracy plotted against a righteous one In the Gospel Jesus first informs his disciples that he will be the victi