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June 6, 2005

Vol.192 / No.20
Books
Kelly Cherry June 06, 2005

J Robert Oppenheimer the physicist whose brilliant blue eyes came to express such engulfing sadness brought a new kind of fire into the world and was burned by it Like Hesiod rsquo s Prometheus Oppenheimer fought on the side of humankind giving us the tools and weapons to determine our own fat

Russell Shaw June 06, 2005

On Feb. 21 the Vatican issued the most authoritative papal statement on the church and communications in nearly 50 years. Addressed to those responsible for communications, Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter Rapid Development (Il Rapido Sviluppo) stirred a ripple of interest at first, but wa

Editorials
The Editors June 06, 2005

Immigration reform can go either wayhelping immigrants and asylum seekers or placing further restrictions on their lives by ever more punitive laws. For several years, Congress has been focused on the latter type of legislation. The most current example is the Real ID Act of 2005. Its three parts co

Letters
June 06, 2005

Providing Maps

I enjoyed Jesuit History: A New Hot Topic, by John W. O’Malley, S.J., (5/9). Your readers may be interested to know that there is a particularly hot spot within this theme, and that is the story of Jesuits as mapmakers, particularly in the Americas. From the late 17th

Books
Peter Heinegg June 06, 2005

The first question that comes to my mind while reading de Bellaigue rsquo s blunt reportage from the Islamic Republic is What about Kahra Kazemi the photo-journalist who was brutally beaten and possibly raped by the Iranian secret police before dying of her injuries on July 10 2003 She held a

Kenneth R. Himes June 06, 2005

Peter Henriot, S.J., and his colleagues at the Center of Concern in Washington, D.C., were the first to popularize Catholic social teaching as the church’s “best-kept secret.” Their perception, that even among Catholics the church’s social teaching was not well known, seems t

The Word
Dianne Bergant June 06, 2005

quot You rsquo re my best friend rdquo ldquo You rsquo re my favorite teacher rdquo ldquo I love you more than anyone else in the world rdquo Who does not appreciate hearing sentiments like these They tell us that we are special they indicate that our particular uniqueness is recognized a