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October 17, 2005

Vol.193 / No.11
The EditorsOctober 17, 2005

Last month the nation observed for the first time Constitution Day. Some school administrators confessed that they were not aware of recent legislation that requires all public schools and colleges to sponsor an annual program on the Constitution on or around Sept. 17, the date in 1787 when the Cons

October 17, 2005

Insights and Answers

Bishop Donald W. Trautman’s challenging article, Our Daily Bread (10/3), raised many concerns about the function of the World Synod of Bishops in pursuit of its mission. I urge him, once the current meeting of the synod is over, to give us the benefit of his

Mary MeehanOctober 17, 2005

Linda Greenhouse the Pulitzer Prize-winning Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times was off duty when in 1989 she joined a huge march supporting legal abortion in Washington D C This was shortly before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a major abortion case and other journalists c

Mark J. AllmanOctober 17, 2005

The Just War Theory is a centuries-old set of principles that provide objective norms for the moral evaluation of war. With each new technological advance or new kind of warfare the just war theory has evolved in order to remain relevant. In the wake of the most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanis

The Word
Dianne BergantOctober 17, 2005

Every once in a while the world of popular music brings forth a song that can captivate our minds with its beautiful simplicity and can lift our yearning souls heavenward Jacques Brel rsquo s ldquo If We Only Have Love rdquo is such a song The melody is easy enough to grasp after singing only a

Faith in Focus
Rosemary FeerickOctober 17, 2005

I am a wealthy woman. I don’t have as much as some, but I know that I have far more than I need. Compared with most human beings on this planet and even compared with most Americans, I am rich. This fact troubled me for a long time. I was aware of the violence of poverty. I heard what Jesus sa


Monika Hellwig, Noted Theologian and Author, Dies After StrokeThe noted theologian and author Monika Hellwig died at Washington Hospital Center on Sept. 30 after suffering a severe stroke. She was 74 years old. She had recently retired as president and executive director of the Association of Cathol