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October 27, 2003

Vol.189 / No.13
Books
Bruce NelsonOctober 27, 2003

What makes a life story worth retelling beyond the sympathetic confines of family and friends Is it who we are who we know what we stand for or where we have been Or perhaps all of the above John Cort rsquo s recently published memoir encompasses all of the above but he chooses to organize his

Tom Vander ArkOctober 27, 2003

I married my high school sweetheart. When we started dating, this was not a popular thing to do; we attended cross-town rivals, Denver Christian and Denver Lutheran. The Metro League also included two urban Catholic schools, Machebeuf and Holy Family (who ruined a perfect season for us in the state

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonOctober 27, 2003

St. Patrick’s Cathedral—no, not the famous one on Fifth Avenue in New York City, but the original one of the same name in lower Manhattan—is not far from where I live, and from time to time I stop by to enjoy its soaring space and historical associations with the Jesuit order. Offi

John F. KavanaughOctober 27, 2003

I recently made my yearly pilgrimage to Abercrombie & Fitch. Actually, it’s only a three-year old tradition, prompted by a Time magazine article from February 2000 that gave an account of that company’s phenomenal success. Its sales had increased from $165 million to over a billion d

The Word
Dianne BergantOctober 27, 2003

I want to be in that number when the saints go marching in rdquo Who has not heard that rousing hymn and wanted to be part of that glorious parade But the fee seems so high One has to go through a time of great distress to wash one rsquo s robes in the blood of the lamb In other words to be

Faith in Focus
Paul A. JanowiakOctober 27, 2003

Almost immediately after I unpacked my boxes for a sabbatical at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley this past January, I found myself returning to certain favorite places that had been important to me during the time of my doctoral work in the 1990’s. As a creature of ritual, with an

Editorials
The EditorsOctober 27, 2003

Last week the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued its quadrennial statement on political responsibility, Faithful Citizenship. These statements, published since 1976 one year in advance of the presidential elections (to avoid even the appearance of partisanship), have provided guidelines for