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July 29, 2000

Vol.183 / No.3
Books
John B. BreslinJuly 29, 2000

Memoirists rule the literary roosts these days but sometimes with a bad conscience Shouldn rsquo t they be writing poetry or at least novels if they are serious writers Isn rsquo t this retailing of their personal lives a knock-off item or maybe even a cheat a pretense of authenticity undercut

John Jay HughesJuly 29, 2000

Six years have passed over the Holy See since 1870, and its organization has been dying out year after year. All this darkness, confusion, depression, inactivity and illness, made me understand the Tristis est anima mea usque ad mortem [My soul is sorrowful even unto death].The author of these words

The Word
John R. DonahueJuly 29, 2000

The Gospel plunges us directly into the middle of the bread of life discourse which despite its seeming complexity develops two major themes People will attain eternal life by coming to Jesus and being in union with him this coming and living in union flow from God rsquo s gracious initiative m

Poetry

He must have been a sight:

George M. AndersonJuly 29, 2000

The timing could not have been more appropriate: On the first day of the annual conference in Washington, D.C., of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the Department of Housing and Urban Development released its report to Congress on worst-case housing needs. The title itself goes to the hear

News

Encuentro 2000 Celebrates Diverse U.S. ChurchEncuentro 2000 opened with Native American drums calling the participants from across the nation to gather in assembly. At the end of its final liturgy, 5,000 worshipers tied ribbons to one another’s wrists, a traditional Hmong sign of sending forth

Books
Ron Wooten-GreenJuly 29, 2000

If one is looking for a book on grief and grieving based on lived experience rather than more remote psychosocial theories then Thomas Attig rsquo s How We Grieve is the resource to read Although it is not a brand new book first published in 1996 in this reviewer rsquo s opinion no book publish