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May 20, 2000

Vol.182 / No.18
Books
Thomas HughsonMay 20, 2000

The co-editors of this sleek volume in CultureWork A Book Series from the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies at Harvard are Marjorie Garber William R Kenan Jr professor of English at Harvard and Rebecca L Walkowitz a Harvard Ph D candidate Professor Garber also directs the Center fo

Howard J. GrayMay 20, 2000

Even if there were no Ex Corde Ecclesiae or U.S. bishops’ Application, those involved in higher education in Catholic and Jesuit universities would be examining the mission and the direction of our institutions. Publications like Michael J. Buckley’s The Catholic University as Promise an

Charles L. CurrieMay 20, 2000

As I sat down to enjoy a breakfast cup of coffee recently on an out-of-town trip, I was caught off guard by a question that would challenge any early riser: How does it feel to preside over the demise of Jesuit higher education? Like it or not, I must admit that my questioner is not alone. There are

Letters
Our readersMay 20, 2000

Learning and FormationI write in regard to Richard R. Gaillardetz’s article, The New E-Magisterium (5/6). The plethora of sites posing as theological resources on the World Wide Web is indeed a challenge. The technology committee of the parish to which I am assigned sees two ways that the new

Books
Gerald T. CobbMay 20, 2000

Samuel Clemens rsquo s birth in 1835 and his death in 1910 coincided with successive appearances of Halley rsquo s comet providing an apt image for the periodic reappearance of Mark Twain on the U S literary cultural horizon Two recent books on Clemens adopt different approaches in order to provi

Editorials
The EditorsMay 20, 2000

If American voters do not feel threatened by the presence or imminence of a war or a depression, they can turn their attention to higher things when pollsters phone. In mid-March, a bipartisan poll asked its respondents to name the most important issues with which the next president must deal.

The Word
John R. DonahueMay 20, 2000

Three years ago Nothing Sacred a warm and sympathetic television series about the lives of priests religious and people in an urban parish was canceled near the end of its first season Various reasons were bandied aboutbroadsides from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights overly so