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September 15, 2003

Vol. 189 / No. 7

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Paul FarmerSeptember 15, 2003

On Oct. 29, 2002, 200 Haitians jumped off their grounded boat near Miami and floundered ashore, seeking a level of economic security that has been historically available only to a tiny minority of the population in their home country. These refugees were soon deported from the United States, as have

Drew ChristiansenSeptember 15, 2003

With formal hostilities ended in Iraq, it is time to take up again the hard questions posed by the U.S. war on terror. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, may not have “changed everything,” as the overheated rhetoric of the day had it, but the experi

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonSeptember 15, 2003

One of my first activities on arriving at America House each morning involves a pair of scissors. An inveterate clipper, I keep an eye out for newspaper articles that deal with the kinds of social justice matters that are my focus for the magazine. The clippings are then filed according to issues li

Our readersSeptember 15, 2003


I found Robert A. Krieg’s highlighting of the ambiguity of The Vatican Concordat With Hitler’s Reich (9/1), a very interesting and important consideration. I find it all the more ambiguous because Pius XI was

The EditorsSeptember 15, 2003

The lights went out at 4:11 p.m. on Aug. 14, along with the telephones, computers, television sets, air conditioning and all the other essentials of modern life that we take for granted. They are just there, dependable, and yet in truth it is we who are dependent. At first we are simply surprised. T

Tom OSeptember 15, 2003

Adam Nicolson must have thought one good masterpiece of English deserved another He has matched the eloquent beauty of the King James Bible with prose that doesn 8217 t just sparkle but sings This story has been told before Benson Bobrick 8217 s Wide as the Waters and Alister McGrath 8217 s In

Robert P. ImbelliSeptember 15, 2003

Cardinal Walter Kasper never tires of reminding his hearers that ldquo crisis rdquo entails both ldquo peril rdquo and ldquo possibility rdquo It may lead to shipwreck but also to new shores The outcome of a situation of crisis like that which faces the Catholic Church in the United States