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January 29, 2000

Vol.182 / No.3
Columns
Thomas J. McCarthyJanuary 29, 2000

At this time every year I’m remindedas gently as the onset of a hurricanethat sports and hype are preternaturally synonymous nowadays. Akin to a national religious holiday, Super Sunday is a festive farrago of the American spirit. Super Bowl parties abound, veritable melting pots. Rich and poo

Books
Joan ChittisterJanuary 29, 2000

Some books merit reading because they explain the past unusually well Some books deserve to be read because they clarify the present with uncommon perspective But there are few books that manage to do both Journey in Faith and Fidelity Women Shaping Religious Life for a Renewed Church is one of

Katarina M. SchuthJanuary 29, 2000

Tell me what seminaries and schools of theology are really like these days. How many students attend? Who are the faculty members, and do they enjoy their work? From what background do students come, and how do they approach their formation and education? What is their vision for future ministry? Si

Of Many Things
Dennis M. LinehanJanuary 29, 2000

It can be argued that the most prolific theological educator in the United States today is the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley. He might shrink from that title and, in fact, styles himself "author, priest, sociologist." The order is alphabetical. Those who are familiar with the man and his writings

Letters
Our readersJanuary 29, 2000

Good Ways to DisagreeI truly regret that David S. Toolan, S.J., (Of Many Things, 1/1) was insulted because he believes I caricatured people like his parents in the talk I gave at the Chicago Commonweal Forum last Oct. 6. The paper I presented argued ideas. It should be possible to trace the history

Denise Lardner CarmodyJanuary 29, 2000

The invitation to spell out what I see happening today in theological education for undergraduates is too good to pass up. I’ve been teaching undergraduates for nearly 30 years. Only the last five have been in a Catholic university, and only in the last three have I had the courage to teach Ca

Books
Paul J. FitzgeraldJanuary 29, 2000

Sixteen years after the well received first edition of this book appeared Thomas F O rsquo Meara O P the William K Warren Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame has updated his analysis of the source character and locus of ministry in the church Part systematic theology par