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October 28, 2000

Vol.183 / No.13
Francis A. SullivanOctober 28, 2000

Although the major theme of the document Dominus Iesus, which was issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on Sept. 5, concerns the role of Christ and his church in the salvation of people who do not share Christian faith, the strongest reactions to it have come from spokespersons of

Letters
Our readersOctober 28, 2000

Predecessors in Faith My sincere and heartfelt congratulations on the article about Mother Katharine Drexel by Dennis M. Linehan, S.J., in your religious education issue (9/16). I appreciated your evident pleasure with the material we furnished.Our prayerful best wishes to each of you in your d

October 28, 2000

The year 2000 elections increasingly look like another turning point in American politics. The old issues that formerly ignited our passionscrime, defense, civil rights, balanced budget and abortionhave all but burned out. Neither party is clear about which new concerns will catch fire, even this la

Books
William M. ThompsonOctober 28, 2000

The 1986 Assisi interfaith meeting of the pope the Dalai Lama Rome rsquo s chief rabbi the archbishop of Canterbury and others heralds a less elitist and isolated more dialogical and democratic style of mysticism appropriate to a global world contends William Johnston in his latest book This m

Faith in Focus
David E. NantaisOctober 28, 2000

The words spoken by the young Appalachian girl evoked in me a response I had not expected. My mouth became suddenly dry as I tried to swallow and fend off the rising lump in my throat. This sweet girl had not threatened me with violence, nor had she intentionally attempted to embarrass me. But her w

Michael A. FaheyOctober 28, 2000

The jubilee year 2000 may well go down in church history as a record year for beatifications and Vatican documents. Despite the frail health of the pope, aides stand actively at attention to help the Holy Father extol holy men, to ban liturgical oddities such as wandering from the sanctuary to besto

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonOctober 28, 2000

Eileen Eganco-founder of Pax Christi USA and a long-time friend of Mother Teresa and Dorothy Daydied on October 7 at the age of 88. It was she, in fact, who introduced the two women, and near her casket at the funeral home was a photograph of the three women in conversation together at the Mary Cath