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September 9, 2000

Vol.183 / No.6
Of Many Things

Summer is a time of celebration and transition in most religious communities. It is no different for those who live and work at America House, situated midway between Radio City Music Hall and the West-Nile virus hot zone in Central Park. Though none of us has been stricken with any exotic tropical

Ron HansenSeptember 09, 2000

Seven years ago in Acts A Writer rsquo s Reflections on the Church Writing and His Own Life novelist Larry Woiwode interleaved his idiosyncratic meditations on Luke rsquo s narrative of the first Apostles with his own story of giving up an English professor rsquo s job in upstate New York to try

Thomas J. McCarthySeptember 09, 2000

An unusual amount of hot air suffused the American atmosphere this past August. I’m not referring to the wildfires in the West, but to the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Though less noteworthy, the conventions garnered more media attention, because when all was said (and said

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.,