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September 9, 2000

Vol.183 / No.6
Joseph A. Califano, Jr.September 09, 2000

How about the following planks for a political party platform this November:1. Health care is a fundamental human right to which every American is entitled.2. The lack of safe affordable housing is a national crisis and such housing should be available to all on a non-discriminatory basis.3. The min

The EditorsSeptember 09, 2000

Won’t it be fun when we can take gondola rides through downtown Miami and Los Angeles? And will not Eskimos smile when the Yukon River Valley grows cantaloupe for the European Union? And won’t we rejoice when, instead of taking the same old cruise to the palmy Caribbean, we can do someth

Mark S. MassaSeptember 09, 2000

I should have been required to read a book like this the summer before I began studying theology for ordination That was my thought as I read Arthur Jones rsquo s breezy but compelling new book on U S Catholicism It certainly constitutes required reading for anyone contemplating ministry in the N

Our readersSeptember 09, 2000

Those Who Love Them

With gratitude, I applaud America for Of Many Things by Patricia A. Kossmann, the editorial on Elder Abuse, Elderhood for the World by Thomas E. Clarke, S.J., and On Dying Well, by Myles N. Sheehan, S.J.,

Joseph G. SandmanSeptember 09, 2000

Who could have predicted 25 years ago, when three Trappist monks from a monastery in Massachusetts introduced contemplative prayer to a group of non-contemplatives, that its popularity would grow so dramatically? Today, thousands of believers from a variety of Christian denominations in every state

Thomas BokenkotterSeptember 09, 2000

Reformation Counter-Reformation Tridentine Age Age of Confessionalization Some of the above All of the above John W O rsquo Malley S J professor of church history at Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge Mass argues that no one label is sufficient to embrace all the aspects of th


Mother Church Not a Sister Church, Says RatzingerAddressing what it called common misuses of the phrase sister churches in ecumenical dialogue, the Vatican’s doctrinal congregation issued a document stressing the Catholic Church’s unique identity as mother of all local churches. The docu