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February 26, 2000

Vol.182 / No.6
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJFebruary 26, 2000

An older Jesuit once told me he felt that priests have a much harder life than laypeople. We’re always "on call," he explained, and have so many responsibilitiescelebrating Masses, hearing confessions, living in community, preparing homilies and the like. Laypeople can set their own

Richard A. BlakeFebruary 26, 2000

On the eve of his 16th birthday, Esteban (Eloy Azorin) settles in on the living room sofa in front of the television set to watch the movie "All About Eve" (J. Mankiewicz, 1950) with his mother, Manuela (Cecilia Roth). He complains that the title has been rendered in Spanish as "Eve U

George M. AndersonFebruary 26, 2000

The Rev. Jim Consedine, a priest in the Diocese of Christchurch in New Zealand, is national coordinator for his country’s Restorative Justice Network. A prison chaplain for 21 years, he is the author of two books: Restorative Justice: Healing the Effects of Crime (1995, 1999) and, with Helen B

Our readersFebruary 26, 2000

Catholicity as Catholic

The Rev. Richard P. McBrien’s presentation of reasons for not seeking a mandatum (2/12) seems to rival the proposed mandatum itself in its problematic character. Here I wish to note only two of

The Word
John R. DonahueFebruary 26, 2000

As Lent approaches this Sunday concludes the continuous reading of Mark which will not resume until the first week of July The Gospel portrays two Sabbath controversies which end with the plot of Pharisees and Herodians quot to destroy quot Jesus an anticipation of the Passiona helpful lead-i

Ronald StanleyFebruary 26, 2000

As wave after wave of poor immigrants pushed their way across the vast American continent, they thought they had discovered a land with unlimited resources. Through hard work and ingenuity, levels of comfort and luxury were gradually created that became the envy of the world.During this struggle for

The EditorsFebruary 26, 2000

A recent series of articles in The Kansas City Star on Catholic priests suffering from AIDS-related illnesses has focused attention on a difficult issue. Despite the incendiary nature of its topic, the seriesthough flawedaimed for balance and proved compelling. The survey’s main weaknesses lay