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October 20, 2003

Vol.189 / No.12
The Word
Dianne Bergant October 20, 2003

Several years ago Bishop Kenneth Untener of Saginaw Mich reminded a seminary graduating class that building ramps will not give back to the disabled the use of their legs In other words ministry does not always turn circumstances around Sometimes the most it can do is hold back the tide of mis

Robert J. Silva October 20, 2003

At St. Benedict’s Parish in Ridgely, Md., parish groups are sending appreciation cards to every priest who ever served in the parish, as well as to all deacons, seminarians and other religious in the community. At St. Anne’s Church in Albuquerque, N.M., a children’s Rosary Rally wi

News

Papal Envoy Says Events Proved Vatican Right About Iraqi WarSeven months after he tried to convince President George W. Bush not to invade Iraq, Cardinal Pio Laghi, papal envoy, said events have proved the Vatican right about the consequences of war and the difficulties of consolidating peace. Cardi

Poem
Diane Engle October 20, 2003

Safely young and just beginning,

Books
Andrew M. Greeley October 20, 2003

Suddenly there are two books on anti-Catholicism both of which have the same subtitle The Last Acceptable Prejudice The one by Philip Jenkins purports to describe a ldquo new rdquo anti-Catholicism the other by Mark Massa S J portrays an ldquo old rdquo anti-Catholicism Philip Jenkins

Tim Padgett October 20, 2003

Dissident movements never get much traction in Communist Cuba. That is partly because Fidel Castro is vastly more charismatic than the stone-faced apparatchiks of the old Soviet bloc and partly because his security apparatus would tax Orwell’s imagination. Either way, El Comandante has always

Of Many Things
George M. Anderson October 20, 2003

Public libraries dot the landscape of Manhattan, and hardly a week goes by that I don’t pay a lunchtime or after-work visit to the one near America House to take out or return books. Although it is the closest, it is not the only one I visit. Walking home, I pass the city’s research libr