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November 10, 2003

Vol.189 / No.15
Myles N. SheehanNovember 10, 2003

The take-home message from this review is similar to the line I wrote on my book reports in elementary school I would recommend this book to all my friends It is a rare experience for me to find a book that sets me on fire stirs me up and makes me think critically about my life and commitments as


Polls: Most Catholics Like Pope; Many Say Church Is Out of TouchMost Catholics who responded to polls conducted to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s election on Oct. 16 said they approve of the way the pope has done his job. But many of the respondents also said they ho

Tom ONovember 10, 2003

A professor I knew used to say Hamlet seems befuddled at times because he is a Renaissance man in a medieval world Over the years I saw that the reverse was equally true Hamlet knows the new philosophy but is troubled by new customs and friends who betray old loyalties he fails at playing the Ma

Deborah A. OrganNovember 10, 2003

From 2003. Important steps for implementing an intercultural vision in parishes.

Of Many Things
James Martin, SJNovember 10, 2003

A few weeks ago, Andrew Sullivan, a senior editor of The New Republic, wrote an impassioned article that appeared in the op-ed section of The New York Times, entitled Losing a Church, Keeping the Faith. In his article, Mr. Sullivan discussed his ardent desire to reconcile his homosexuality with his

Our readersNovember 10, 2003

Educational Values

Thank you, Thomas McCarthy, for your direct and honest comments on our schools in Swimming Upstream (10/6). The amount of time, energy and implied worth that is given to supporting the prevailing cultural values has increased at a disturbing rate, and in direct

Carol K. CoburnNovember 10, 2003

Preaching to huge crowds in the 18th century the highly popular theologian Jonathan Edwards did not soften his rhetoric when it came time to describe the fate of humanity and its need for divine grace Natural men are held in the hand of God over the pit of hell They have deserved the fiery pit a