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March 11, 2000

Vol.182 / No.8
Of Many Things
George M. AndersonMarch 11, 2000

As the seat of the nation's government, Washington, D.C., should serve as a model city in the care of its poorer residents - but in fact its record is bad. In at least one low-income neighborhood, however, an idea of what can happen when a community pulls together has assumed concrete form. The


Pope’s Visit to Egypt Seen as Aid to Christian-Muslim RelationsPope John Paul II’s visit to Egypt was generally well received among the Egyptian public, with some Muslims and Christians hoping he would encourage better relations between the two faiths. The pope’s first words at a w

Paul A. SoukupMarch 11, 2000

Visitors to the American Bible Society’s New Media Bible Web site ( will discover an innovative way of encountering the Bible. The product of several years of work, this prototype Web site presents the parable of the Good Samaritan (Lk. 10:25-37) in streaming video

Daniel J. HarringtonMarch 11, 2000

The Oxford History of the Biblical World

The EditorsMarch 11, 2000

Located 80 miles east of Havana on Cuba’s northern coast, the city of Cárdenas, from which young Elián Gonzalez comes, is a relatively poor but bustling and friendly town of some 40,000one of those places where you instantly sense that everyone knows everyone else. It’s a place of huma

John F. KavanaughMarch 11, 2000

Father Bill Foley, a Jesuit pediatrician who lives down the hall from me, has often struck me as one of the most intrepid men I’ve known. Even when he proposed to me that I accompany him and six others on a journey to Iraq over the Christmas holidays, I was somewhat awestruck by his boldness a

The Word
John R. DonahueMarch 11, 2000

The readings present a compendium of themes that shape the Lenten season The first reading concludes the cycle of narratives about Abraham Gen 12-23 which unfold from his call with the promise that he and Sarah will be parents of many nations through the covenant and the birth of a son the b