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April 29, 2000

Vol.182 / No.15
Peter C. PhanApril 29, 2000

A quarter of a century may be just a dot in a nation’s history or a mere blip in the history of the world, but for over one million Vietnamese immigrants who have made their home in the United States in the aftermath of the Communists’ victory over what was known as the Republic of Vietn

Of Many Things
David S. ToolanApril 29, 2000

A good deal of the zing has gone out of the race for the presidency now that both John McCain and Bill Bradley have withdrawn. I didn’t realize the intellectual loss until last month, as I listened to Al Gore being interviewed by Jim Lehrer. Lehrer brought up the topic of abortion. Gore chose

The Word
John R. DonahueApril 29, 2000

The readings continue to proclaim the reality and saving power of Christ rsquo s resurrection while the Gospel is the Lukan sequel to the meal of the risen Christ with the two travelers on the way to Emmaus Lk 24 13-34 As in the Johannine upper room appearances Jesus proclaims peace shows his

The EditorsApril 29, 2000

The shooting of a 6-year old girl by a 6-year-old classmate in Flint, Mich., was followed a few weeks later by a 12-year-old’s holding his class hostage with a loaded semiautomatic pistol in Lisbon, Ohio. Events like these, coming so soon after the massacre and suicides at the Columbine High S


What do you do when you are the ex-president of a country that no longer exists with a majority of your countrymen bitterly blaming you for their own troubled situations How do you handle political retirement after being one of the most influential figures of the 20th century Consider the situati


Chicago Archdiocese Takes Part in No Sweatshop’ CampaignChicago’s cardinal said his archdiocese has joined a national anti-sweatshop campaign because the church is called in a jubilee year to proclaim liberty to captives,’ including those enslaved to undignified working conditions.

Buti TlhagaleApril 29, 2000

As if the social ills of Africa were not enough (ranging from military dictatorships, corruption, poverty, crime, unemployment, hunger, wars, ethnic strife, malaria and tuberculosis), H.I.V.-AIDS has become the latest deadly, silent killer, claiming an estimated 13.7 million people in sub-Saharan Af