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September 16, 2000

Vol.183 / No.7
William J. CollingeSeptember 16, 2000

At a chapel I occasionally attend some worshipers face the tabernacle during the Liturgy of the Word even though the lectern is at the opposite end of the central aisle Elsewhere at a Sunday liturgy I heard the presiding priest begin by invoking the Creator the Redeemer and the Life-giving Spi

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonSeptember 16, 2000

What do you do when you can’t afford an out-of-town summer vacation? If you are a New Yorker living in Manhattan or one of the surrounding boroughs, you might spend an afternoon or a day at Coney Islandnamed by Dutch settlers after the word for rabbit, konijn, which abounded there in the 1600&

Terry GolwaySeptember 16, 2000

Upon hearing that Al Gore had chosen Joseph Lieberman to be his running mate, a friend remarked: Very interesting. He’s religious. He’s for school vouchers. He’s against partial-birth abortion. Pause for effect. I guess the bishops have their man!As the would-be No. 2 put it, only

Andrew M. GreeleySeptember 16, 2000

In normal usage, the word apologetics means the craft of arguing effectively. But I use the word here in an analogous sense. Beauty does not argue. It doesn’t have to. When I say beauty is a form of apologetic, I mean that the most powerful appeal of Catholicism both to its own membership and

Julie A. CollinsSeptember 16, 2000

Perhaps it’s my 25 years as a teacher, but for me Dec. 31 rarely prompts much soul searching or melancholy musing on the passage of time. No, for me time’s movement becomes especially vivid and poignant in June. The school year ends and a teacher is left in a state of almost bipolar ambi

Marie Anne MayeskiSeptember 16, 2000

Kenan Osborne O F M professor emeritus at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley brings impressive credentials and an enviable reputation to the task he sets himself in this volume The task is worthy of the man a complete reworking of sacramental theology so as to open it up to new line


False Sense of Religious Tolerance’ Worries VaticanTaking aim at the notion that one religion is as good as another, a new Vatican document emphasized the exclusive, universal and absolute value of Jesus Christ and said the Catholic Church is necessary for salvation. While acknowledging that n