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May 13, 2000

Vol.182 / No.17

May 13, 2000

John F. KavanaughMay 13, 2000

I have resisted writing about the Elián González story for four months. Maybe it was the disproportionate amount of attention given to one child in the sea of this world’s suffering. I bristled with the thought that we have little concern for the kids of Iraq, the children of Haiti or the po

James S. TorrensMay 13, 2000

In May and June, with the Bush versus Gore contest possibly a yawn, political buffs can turn south for a real horse race. This is a new and exciting picture for Mexicoa field of six running for the presidency, three of them with a good chance: Francisco Labastida for the Revolutionary Institutional

David S. ToolanMay 13, 2000

The first big surprise on landing in Havana, Cuba, is the magnificent new José Martí International Airport. You’ve heard all the stories about the collapse of the island’s economy after the Soviet Union abandoned subsidies in 1989, and how since then, with the tightening of the U.S. em

Of Many Things
Thomas J. ReeseMay 13, 2000

The death of cardinal John O’Connor of New York on May 3 marks the end of an era in the American Catholic Church. Without question, he was the most powerful American cardinal of his generation. New York makes a bully pulpit for any archbishop with talent and chutzpah, and Cardinal O’Conn

Letters
Our readersMay 13, 2000

Secret BlessingThe article by John O’Malley, S.J., (4/8) gives rise to the hope that our best kept secretthat the church is an institution that lives in history and has changed - will finally be appreciated. What a blessing a dedicated church historian is.Thomas A. ShannonWorcester, Mass.None

Editorials
The EditorsMay 13, 2000

"Religious liberty is at the very heart of human rights, making the other personal and collective liberties possible," Archbishop Giuseppe Bertello, the Vatican’s Permanent Observer at the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, said on April 8 in an address to the members.

Books
William J. BoschMay 13, 2000

In 1852 Sir Edward Creasy rsquo s famous classic Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World indicated how certain major military engagements determined the social cultural religious and political nature of subsequent history In What If Robert Cowley founding editor of the award-winning MHQ The Qu