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January 1, 2000

Vol.182 / No.1
The Word
John R. DonahueJanuary 01, 2000

The feast of the Baptism of the Lord concludes the Advent-Christmas liturgical season and is also the first Sunday in Ordinary Time In the early church it was closely linked to Epiphany as a quot manifestation quot of the Son of God This first appearance of Jesus is marked by the solemn biblica

Richard A. BlakeJanuary 01, 2000

In the beginning, Scorsese said "Let there be light," but he preferred the darkness. He created the heavens and the earth but, like Milton, found hell far more interesting. And so it came to pass that in one brilliant film after another over a 30-year artistic career, Martin Scorsese has s

Of Many Things
David S. ToolanJanuary 01, 2000

On the chilly afternoon of Nov. 30, I headed up Broadway bound for a party, the celebration of Commonweal magazine’s 75th anniversary. Arriving at Fordham-Lincoln Center’s McNally Amphitheater, I plunked myself down next to Bob Hoyt, Commonweal’s "senior writer," and Denn

Our readersJanuary 01, 2000

Time Has Come

Congratulations on the issue that focused on women in the church (11/27). The contributors provided an excellent overview of both the contributions of women to the life of the church and an exploration of issues that

W.W. MeissnerJanuary 01, 2000

Eugene Taylor is a clinical psychologist lecturer at Harvard Medical School and senior psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital He has previously written on William James and consciousness as well as spiritual healing and has been involved in a variety of oriental cult groups He brings

Terry GolwayJanuary 01, 2000

There are times, I must confess, when I am tempted to indulge in a bit of merriment at the expense of those who have presided over our high-tech revolution. They are smart, no doubt about it, but how could they not have anticipated the Y2K bug? We liberal arts types, we who speak a language devoid o

The Word
John R. DonahueJanuary 01, 2000

The liturgical year involves the festal cycle comprising Advent-Christmas and Lent-Paschaltide and ordinary time which is the weekly celebration of the extraordinary event of the proclamation of the word and the eucharistic paschal mystery After the Baptism of the Lord the readings of the second