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October 21, 2000

Vol.183 / No.12

October 21, 2000

Wilton GregoryOctober 21, 2000

Over the last five years more than 160,000 adults annually have entered the Catholic Church in the United States. This amazing number - which does not include children coming into the church through infant baptism - coincides with the reinstitution of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. The

George M. AndersonOctober 21, 2000

What type of work have you been doing with refugees in Tanzania?Our presence in the camps as a team of Jesuit Refugee Service is first of all a service of presenceto be present to our sisters and brothers who are suffering in exile. It must be remembered that the majority of the refugees in all thre

Ladislas OrsyOctober 21, 2000

The achievements of the pontificate of John Paul II were possible precisely because he inherited a living church, not one frozen in time.

John F. KavanaughOctober 21, 2000

As Jim Lehrer, after 90 minutes of deadly evenhandedness, brought the first presidential debate to a conclusion, I couldn’t escape the fancy that this political campaign was a new television show called, Who Wants to Be a Presidential Survivor? I’m not even sure my idea is original, so f

Of Many Things
John W. DonohueOctober 21, 2000

Maine’s secretary of state sponsors a Web page offering lively information about this largest of the six New England states. Maine has an area of 33,215 square miles that include 17 million acres of forest and 31,000 acres of blueberries. It has a human population of 1.2 million and a moose po

Letters
Our readersOctober 21, 2000

Rethink AgainI was deeply saddened and disappointed to see the editorial The Elections and Abortion (9/16), in which you practically anoint and endorse Al Gore, even though he is blatantly anti-life. By that I mean that he is passionately pro-abortion.I was very sorry to see you use the expression p

Editorials
The EditorsOctober 21, 2000

We all saw the newspaper photos, and some of us caught it live on television: a father desperately calling out The child! The child! and the terrified 12-year-old Muhammed al-Durrah dying on the spot. That is not the only thing that has died in Gaza and Nablus and Jerusalem. It is hard to believe th