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April 18, 2005

Vol.192 / No.13
The Word
Dianne Bergant April 18, 2005

There is something very disconcerting about being accosted by someone who challenges you with the question ldquo Have you been saved rdquo This question is not as innocent or caring as might at first appear because it frequently means ldquo Are you committed to God in the same way I am rdquo

John Thavis April 18, 2005

Pope John Paul II spent more than 26 years as a dominant figure on the world stage, using his moral leadership to promote human rights, condemn ethical failings and plead for peace. He had the ear of presidents, prime ministers and kings, who came in a steady stream for private audiences at the Vati

Thomas J. Reese April 18, 2005

What happens when the pope dies?

 

The interregnum and election of a new pope are governed by the rules established in the 1996 constitution Universi Dominici Gregis (Of the Lord’s Whole Flock) of John Paul II.

Books
Robert E. Hosmer, Jr. April 18, 2005

Derek Walcott published his first book of verse Twenty Five Poems at the age of 18 then went on to a career that has produced 20 books of poetry as well as several dozen plays and a dozen works of non-fiction Now we have The Prodigal an epic from this postcolonial nomad who has drifted among Eu

Rabbi A. James Rudin April 18, 2005

Because Karol Joseph Wojtyla was Polish-born, his election as pope on Oct. 16, 1978, was met with widespread skepticism within the Jewish community. There was concern that the new pope would reflect the traditional anti-Semitism that marked much of Jewish history in Poland. But John Paul II proved t

Editorials
The Editors April 18, 2005

Even those who disagreed with Pope John Paul II admired his honesty and conviction.

Letters
April 18, 2005

Part of Community

Thank you for Bishop Emil A. Wcela’s insightful article on the similarities between the church in the Czech Republic and the church in the United States (A Dangerous Common Enemy, 2/21). The challenges common to both countries are considerable. Add to that the