February 5, 2001

James J. ConnFebruary 05, 2001

At the U.S. Catholic bishops meeting in November 2000, Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk of Cincinnati reported on the progress made by the committee he chairs to draft guidelines concerning the academic mandatum in Catholic universities. The five-bishop committee has been assisted by four consultants app

John F. KavanaughFebruary 05, 2001

When thinking of moral courage in the context of political life, I have at times imagined a bold politician refusing to support unjust laws. I could see someone who, like Eliot Richardson in those Watergate days, would step down from high office rather than execute the will of a superior who was dem

Faith
Peter-Hans KolvenbachFebruary 05, 2001

Representatives from the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States met at Santa Clara University on Oct. 5-8, 2000, to discuss justice in Jesuit higher education. It was the 25th anniversary of the historic commitment made by the Society of Jesus at its 32nd General Congregation, held

Joseph J. GuidoFebruary 05, 2001

Each year hundreds of thousands of students from more than 400 colleges and universities complete the Freshman Survey of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), sponsored by the Higher Education Research Institute at U.C.L.A. Students are queried about demographic factors, academic an

Of Many Things
John W. DonohueFebruary 05, 2001

Avery Dulles became a Roman Catholic in 1940 when he was a first-year student at the Harvard Law School. Two years later, he was commissioned as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy and served on submarine chasers and aircraft carriers patrolling Atlantic and Mediterranean waters. For his liaiso

Letters
Our readersFebruary 05, 2001

Peculiar Concepts

Valerie Schultz (Renew the Face of the Earth! 1/8) should not be amazed at the outrageous attack the journal Crisis made about the Renew program. It is par for the course. Any time a work in the church, no matter how fine it may be, does not fit into their

Editorials
The EditorsFebruary 05, 2001

One might think that last year’s particularly strong economy would have led to a reduction in the number of requests for emergency food and shelter. In fact, however, the year 2000 actually saw a rise in both areas. This was among the sad findings of the United States Conference of Mayors&rsqu