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January 22, 2001

Vol.184 / No.2

January 22, 2001

Susan E. WillsJanuary 22, 2001

In the lecture he gave when he received the Nobel prize for literature in 1970, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn remarked about totalitarian states: Violence does not live alone and is not capable of living alone: it is necessarily interwoven with falsehood. Between them lies the most intimate, the deepest of

Harry J. ByrneJanuary 22, 2001

The United States bishops in their 1999 statement, Faithful Citizenship, called on Catholics and all citizens to stay involved in public life...and participate in the debates and choices... and for voters to examine the position of candidates on a full range of issues....Central to the bishops&

Of Many Things
Thomas J. ReeseJanuary 22, 2001

As I write this column, Pope John Paul II is celebrating the end of the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 on the feast of the Epiphany. I must admit that I dont get very excited about celebrating events like this, and the constant reference to jubilee wore thin as the year progressed. Part of my hesita

Letters
Our readersJanuary 22, 2001

Much Missed

A word of thanks to you for the wonderful Of Many Things column by James Martin, S.J., about women as disciples (1/8). It both humbles and energizes me to read your words. I live and pray with the belief that the church will experience a conversion and recognize how

Editorials
The EditorsJanuary 22, 2001

On election night last November, PBS-TV’s NewsHour With Jim Lehrer asked three veteran journalists to size up the media’s coverage of the presidential race. Marvin Kalb, who directs a center at Harvard University for the study of the press and politics, complained that foreign policy had

Faith in Focus
Lorraine V. MurrayJanuary 22, 2001

I spotted the baby in the gardening section of the store. While his parents were scrutinizing tomato plants, the baby perched in his stroller, watching intently. He had a head of lazy blond curls, stout legs and a round face. What a beautiful boy! I exclaimed, and both parents smiled proudly. He cou

Books
Eileen Z. CohenJanuary 22, 2001

George Orwell commented in his Confessions of a Book Reviewer that reviewing was a thankless task Jeffrey Meyers reports in Orwell Wintry Conscience of a Generation that Orwell learned to skip expertly through these worthless texts Had Orwell been given Meyers rsquo s biography to review he woul