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August 12, 2000

Vol.183 / No.4
The EditorsAugust 12, 2000

The problem with gasoline prices is not that they have been too high this summer, but that they have been too low for the past two decades. American drivers do not want to hear this hard truth, and American politicians are making matters worse by playing the blame game and proposing silly solutions

Dianne BergantAugust 12, 2000

Daniel Berrigan well-known poet and activist has picked up yet another one of the biblical books and has turned his socially sensitive creative eye onto its message As he did in his volumes on the books of Daniel and Jeremiah he creatively engages the text instead of analyzing it and he allows

Our readersAugust 12, 2000

Judgment and JusticeAs American Catholic higher education settles into a long, edgy period of applying the norms of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, I want to go into the record with emphasis on several concepts that, I think, have become marginalized during the nearly two decades of Canon 812’s existence.

Raymond G. HelmickAugust 12, 2000

What can Americans do to help with the peace in the battered countries that used to make up Yugoslavia? That question preoccupied Laurie Johnston, a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School, whose thoughts turned to the reconciliation work that Moral Re-Armament had done between Germans and Frenc

Robert ColesAugust 12, 2000

For many years Jonathan Kozol has attended to school children in impoverished neighborhoods The author of several award-winning books including Death at an Early Age and Amazing Grace he has taught those boys and girls observed them carefullyand in some instances has come to know them well outsi

Terry GolwayAugust 12, 2000

Is there a public institution in America more reviled than our national political conventions? (Picking on Congress doesn’t count.) Every four years the punditry class informs us that conventions are little more than glorified political commercials, which enlightened people ought to avoid for

The Word
John R. DonahueAugust 12, 2000

The symphony of the bread of life discourse reaches a crescendo with startling hopes and startling claims The one who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life and I will raise him on the last day v 19 Though we tend to identify eternal life as the promised reward following death in