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August 26, 2002

Vol. 187 / No. 5

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Barry R. StrongAugust 26, 2002

On the Fourth Sunday of Easter, I replaced my pastor as administrator of the parish of the Immaculate Conception in the Diocese of Raleigh. Under the diocesan Code of Professional Responsibility, he was removed by the bishop because of an allegation of sexual misconduct with a teenager that took pla

Edward M. WelchAugust 26, 2002

Recent moves by many to privatize social security view the Social Security system as a savings and investment plan for middle-income workers. This view distorts the debate, because that is not what Social Security was intended to be and not what it has been up to this point. Social Security was crea

Eileen WirthAugust 26, 2002

Even though the U.S. bishops have adopted reforms to try to end the clerical scandals, do not expect any letup in the media’s focus on the church. View the past six months as a Catholic Watergate and expect consequences similar to those that presidents and political candidates have endured fro

Robert P. MaloneyAugust 26, 2002

Patrick Kavanagh, the Irish poet, once wrote:

Rita M. MurphyAugust 26, 2002

The people of Natal, Brazil played a crucial part in major developments in the Brazilian church.

Of Many Things
James Martin, S.J.August 26, 2002

A popular and pious saying is that God gives you the graces you need. This is thought to be especially true in your ministry or vocation. If you are a parent, for example, God will give you the graces you need to raise your children—like patience, compassion and wisdom. Likewise, to accomplish

Our readersAugust 26, 2002

Cautious Hope

The article by Thomas P. Rausch, S.J., linking Catholic and Evangelical theologies (7/15), is well crafted toward ecumenical hope. Another article is needed, however, to see the stark differences that indeed have grave implications for U.S. domestic and foreign