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August 29, 2005

Vol.193 / No.5
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ August 29, 2005

Here are two ways God works. First, God seems to clear a path so obviously that you can’t doubt God’s activity. As St. Paul wrote, All things work together for good for those who love God. Second, God seems to make achieving something so difficult that you realize that the struggle is pa

Letters
August 29, 2005

Diverse Ecclesiologies

I read Christopher Ruddy’s review of volume two of my Christian Community in History with some surprise (8/1). The whole two-volume work is a history, not of the church, but of ecclesiology, the understanding of the church. Thus I was pleased when he wrote of the

Books
Marie Anne Mayeski August 29, 2005

The question that forms the title of Michael Crosby rsquo s work reveals the perspective from which he approaches the situation of contemporary religious life It is also a measure of hisand the book rsquo shonesty and realism He eschews a repetition of the contemporary rhetoric about religious lif

Columns
Terry Golway August 29, 2005

The Irish Republican Army’s recent announcement that it would dump arms and end its decades-long campaign against the British seemed oddly anticlimactic. Save for a brief episode in the mid-1990’s, the I.R.A. has been on a cease-fire since 1994. So its dump-arms order received only passi

The Word
Dianne Bergant August 29, 2005

We all know individuals who pride themselves on ldquo keeping their noses out of other people rsquo s business rdquo There is no virtue in being a busybody but neither should we boast of disregard for others On the other hand some group-oriented societies seem to disdain the value of the indiv

Faith in Focus
Karen Rushen August 29, 2005

Fifteen minutes after landing in Haiti, I was having serious doubts as to whether or not this trip was a good idea. I had come to Haiti accompanying another Catholic college group at the request of my own school, to see about the possibility of setting up a joint yearly immersion trip. Our guide, a

Editorials
The Editors August 29, 2005

Abusive labor practices continue to plague workers here and around the worlda circumstance that should give pause to those fortunate enough to earn comfortable incomes for themselves and their families. For many it may come as a surprise that even here in the United States, worker exploitation is pe