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April 16, 2001

Vol.184 / No.13

April 16, 2001

Elizabeth A. JohnsonApril 16, 2001

At the start of this third millennium, a new awareness of the magnificence and uniqueness of Earth as one intertwined community of life is growing among people everywhere. The image of our planet seen from space, a blue marble swirled around with white clouds, promotes realization of how fragile but

Ladislas OrsyApril 16, 2001

The trial (yes, trial in the full legal sense) of Jacques Dupuis, S.J., has been concluded, and the author of a pioneering work, Toward a Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism, has been cleared of the suspicion (or was it a charge?) of having deviated from the Catholic faith. He is free to have

Tax season is upon us once again. For many it is a time of dread, not only because of the complexity of the task, but also because of the likelihood of paying more taxes. Feeling already overtaxed, many may find President George W. Bush’s proposed tax plan appealing. There is something in it f

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonApril 16, 2001

If ever there was a city of parades, it is New York. Working at America House, just a block from Fifth Avenuethe parade route par excellenceI occasionally walk over to watch. The biggest and oldest Fifth Avenue parade of all takes place on St. Patrick’s Day. March 17 this year fell on a Saturd

Letters
Our readersApril 16, 2001

Catholic Common Ground

I couldn’t agree more with John Dean’s letter (3/26) asking for intra-church dialogue and praising Cardinal Joseph Bernardin’s Catholic Common Ground Initiative. But I want to assure him and your readers that the Initiative is alive and well and that the

Editorials
The EditorsApril 16, 2001

J. R. R. Tolkien, the Oxford professor of Anglo-Saxon who became famous by inventing the Hobbits, once pointed out that the Gospel story begins and ends on a note of joy. It begins with the birth of Jesus under the stars in Bethlehem, a moment of purest joy, and it ends with his resurrection in the

Books
Terrence E. DempseyApril 16, 2001

For those interested in the role that the visual arts have played in the Christian faith these two books are major contributions They are both connected to an important exhibition organized last year by the National Gallery in London entitled Seeing Salvation According to Neil MacGregor the Nati