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July 1, 2000

Vol. 183 / No. 1

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George M. AndersonJuly 01, 2000

Two opposing tides are at work in the world of immigration in the United States. On the one hand, the harsh provisions of the 1996 immigration lawthe Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigration Responsibility Acthave made the lives of both documented and undocumented immigrants more difficult. On the

John T. Noonan, Jr.July 01, 2000

Faith and reason are companions indispensable to each other on Catholicism’s journey from Jerusalem. To understand the implications of faith, to relate the constructions of reason to these implications, the two must go hand in hand. One kind of institutional setting in which such understanding

Of Many Things
David S. ToolanJuly 01, 2000

Next to religious leaders, the New Testament is hardest on the rich. Serving God and Mammon don’t mix, we are told. Getting a rich man to heaven is about as easy as passing a camel through the eye of a needle. And so on. But as the son of a rich man, I want you to know there’s another si

Our readersJuly 01, 2000

Church as MysteryThe Rev. Hermann Pottmeyer, in his article Primacy in Communion (6/3), offers an interesting but strange argument about the Petrine office. First, his contention that the (Roman) Curia insists that the present scope of Roman jurisdiction is divinely willed simply is not true. In the

The EditorsJuly 01, 2000

As the House was preparing to debate the China trade bill on May 24, Representative Bill Archer, the Texas Republican who is chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, warned his colleagues: "This vote will be the most important vote that we cast in our congressional careers."That overstate

Faith in Focus
Amy L. FlorianJuly 01, 2000

I smiled at John, lying on the couch with 7-month-old Carl sleeping on his stomach. Following two difficult miscarriages, Carl’s birth was truly a miracle for us, and we reveled in the wonder of our child. John noted my gaze and quietly whispered, "Amy, if I ever die, make sure you tell C