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February 12, 2000

Vol. 182 / No. 4

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Drew ChristiansenFebruary 12, 2000

The front-page photos were an editor's delight. In one, a man kissed the locked doors of the Holy Sepulchre. In another, a pilgrim knelt in prayer before them. In a third, an Austrian nun, excluded from the Basilica of the Nativity, wept in Bethlehem's Manger Square as Palestinian police loo

Richard P. McBrienFebruary 12, 2000

Soon after the U.S. Catholic bishops passed the revised version of the Application of Ex Corde Ecclesiae on Nov. 17, 1999, several newspapers, including The New York Times, phoned me for a reaction. In each instance, the reporter asked if I intended to request a mandate from the local bishop. I indi

Of Many Things
James Martin, S.J.February 12, 2000

Heretical as it is for someone living in New York, I must confess: I almost never go to the theater. But before you peg me a hopeless philistine, I might explain that there are a number of, well, reasonable reasons for this. First of all, have you checked the price of a Broadway ticket lately? Not a

Our readersFebruary 12, 2000

Journey of Conversion

Apologies for a tardy response to Tourist or Pilgrim? Rescuing the Jubilee, by Paul Robichaud, C.S.P (12/18/99); a prolonged absence and the Christmas festivities have me going through issues of America

The EditorsFebruary 12, 2000

The last days of January have been turbulent ones in the Middle East. Even as Palestinian and Israeli diplomats have been engaged in secret talks near Jerusalem and while behind the scenes negotiations are continuing in advance of the resumption of bilateral talks between Israel and Syria, three Isr

Lisa Sowle CahillFebruary 12, 2000

Martha Nussbaum a philosopher and professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago is a prolific and forceful writer with wide-ranging interests in the classics literature jurisprudence politics feminist theory economics and international development But her primary orientation is et

George M. AndersonFebruary 12, 2000

Doing Time 25 Years of Prison Writing is an anthology of short stories essays and poems written by incarcerated women and men over a 25-year period They were all prize winners in the yearly competition sponsored by the prison writing program of PEN Poets Playwrights Essayists Editors and Nove