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October 21, 2000

Vol.183 / No.12
Ladislas OrsyOctober 21, 2000

The achievements of the pontificate of John Paul II were possible precisely because he inherited a living church, not one frozen in time.

Poetry
Steve WilsonOctober 21, 2000

A blizzard, late winter, pulled

Books
Clayton SinyaiOctober 21, 2000

The authors of America rsquo s Forgotten Majority Why the White Working Class Still Matters have set out to attack the conventional wisdom regarding the swing voter responsible for the election outcomes of the 1990 rsquo s Each recent election has produced a flurry of reports attributing the resul

Of Many Things
John W. DonohueOctober 21, 2000

Maine’s secretary of state sponsors a Web page offering lively information about this largest of the six New England states. Maine has an area of 33,215 square miles that include 17 million acres of forest and 31,000 acres of blueberries. It has a human population of 1.2 million and a moose po

The Word
John R. DonahueOctober 21, 2000

As the days shorten and the beautiful autumn colors begin to fade the church reminds us of both the splendor and frailty of Christian life Goodness and love of God and neighbor in the lives of countless and nameless holy ones have illumined our way but they have departed as we commemorate the fea

Faith in Focus
Valerie SchultzOctober 21, 2000

The girl who plows into my 13-year-old daughter as we stroll through the park at the annual Mountain Festival is solid. She is pierced with studs in odd places. Her tank top just covers her adolescent breasts. The force of her forward-pumping legs nearly knocks my daughter off her feet, and she stag

George M. AndersonOctober 21, 2000

What type of work have you been doing with refugees in Tanzania?Our presence in the camps as a team of Jesuit Refugee Service is first of all a service of presenceto be present to our sisters and brothers who are suffering in exile. It must be remembered that the majority of the refugees in all thre