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November 24, 2003

Vol.189 / No.17
Books
Peter Heinegg November 24, 2003

Many academics seem to have the paranoid conviction that like Rodney Dangerfield they get no respect surrounded as they are by yahoo students apparatchik administrators Babbittish trustees and a clueless public that takes them for tenured radicals overpaid slackers summers off sabbaticals

William S. Skylstad November 24, 2003

Throughout Scripture we encounter references to flowing water and its power to renew life. John baptized Jesus in the waters of the River Jordan, where Jesus began his own public ministry. In John’s Gospel, Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at a well. He tells her of the life-giving (flowing) wa

Of Many Things
George M. Anderson November 24, 2003

It’s called Washington Heights. What heights, and why Washington? The Washington part refers to our first president, and heights to a section of Manhattan’s Upper West Side that indeed deserves the name because of its high elevation. Boarding the No. 1 Broadway Local subway, I took a rid

Letters
Our readers November 24, 2003

Season of Remembrance

The sensitive reflection by George M. Anderson, S.J., about renewing on each November day, with deep gratitude to God, the memory of some recently deceased friend (Of Many Things, 11/3) constituted, I am sure, his daily act of faith in life eternal. As a

John F. Kavanaugh November 24, 2003

The story of Terri Schiavo is probably known to most Americans. A 39-year-old Floridian, she has been sustained by a tube supplying artificial nutrition and hydration since she suffered, 13 years ago, brain damage brought on by a heart attack. The brain damage has reduced her to a condition called P

Books
Janice Farnham November 24, 2003

ldquo You will suffer for this rdquo With that ominous quotation Anita Caspary begins a tragic and potent narrative of the 1967 crisis that led her religious congregation to dissolve its canonical ties with the Vatican and form an independent ecumenical community Older Catholics have vivid mem

David Pinault November 24, 2003

A fascination with ancient Buddhist temples led me in August 2003 to visit Borobudur, an eighth-century monument located on the Indonesian island of Java. But the visit also taught me a great deal about kejawen (“Javanese”) piety—the syncretistic blend of Hinduism and Buddhism with