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July 18, 2005

Vol.193 / No.2

July 18, 2005

John F. KavanaughJuly 18, 2005

I write on a hot summer day in Saint Louis. The newspaper notes that Communist China, the great new rising capitalist and consumer society, has made a bid to buy a mid-level American oil company for $1.5 billion more than offered by Chevron. The networks announce that crude oil has reached $60 a bar

George M. AndersonJuly 18, 2005

"I am the only male member of my family on either side who hasn’t been in jail,” Mark Ford tells me. “During high school I sold and used drugs, I dropped out, and got kicked out twice.” We were speaking in a row house in Camden, N.J., that serves as office space for Hope

John O. MuddJuly 18, 2005

The face of leadership in Catholic organizations has changed dramatically in less than a generation. Catholic health care offers a clear illustration. Forty years ago most of the presidents of Catholic hospitals in the United States were Catholic women religious. Today those hospitals are nearly all

Drew ChristiansenJuly 18, 2005

The ministry of deacons has been intertwined with peacemaking from the church’s very beginning. Deacons in the early church worked to bring unity between Jews and Greeks, adults and seniors, the married and the widowed. The order was founded, Acts tells us (6:1-6), when the unity of the primit

Peter J. RigaJuly 18, 2005

I used to be a priest, a minister of the Gospel, but I left the priesthood, went to law school and became a lawyer. The other day, as I waited my turn to go before the judge in one of my cases in the criminal courts building here in Houston, I was struck by some fundamental similarities between my f

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonJuly 18, 2005

Walk, walk, walk says my cardiologist. And I do, mostly just as a way of getting home. But I also enjoy it, though the Manhattan tempo is so accelerated that what might be called walking easily becomes run, run, run. This adrenaline-driven tempo has transformed me into one of the legions of jaywalke

Letters
July 18, 2005

Major Source

I commend C. Colt Anderson for acknowledging the action St. Peter Damian took regarding the crime of clerical sexual abuse of children in the 11th century (6/6). The time has come for Catholic scholars to give voice to the hundreds of saints and sinners who have done