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November 4, 2000

Vol.183 / No.14
James Martin, SJNovember 04, 2000

From 2000, James Martin, S.J., on the challenges and the gifts offered by homosexual priests in the church.

Peter HeineggNovember 04, 2000

In 1976 Bruno Bettelheim caused a stir with The Uses of Enchantment arguing that Grimms rsquo fairy tales could be read as Freudian fables of adolescence identity and sexual maturation After some initial shock the consensus was that Bettelheim had a point Now another partisan intellectual the

Faith in Focus
John J. McLainNovember 04, 2000

Kosovo is a land in need of a voice. And the only one I can hear, or even imagine, is Sylvia Poggioli of National Public Radio. As I ride along on the bus I hear her describing the shattered houses and ruined streets. I wait for her to tell me about the tragedies peppered all over the sometimes-beau

Of Many Things
David S. ToolanNovember 04, 2000

On Friday evening, Sept. 29, poets, musicians, theologians and friends gathered in the James Chapel at Union Theological Seminary in New York City to celebrate the life and work of the Orthodox priest Alexander Men. Among other delights, we heard from Father Men’s son Mikhail, currently vice g

Mary Jo BaneNovember 04, 2000

The jacket of Robert Putnam’s new book, Bowling Alone (2000) has an illustration on the front cover that depicts a solitary bowler. On the back flap is a photograph of the bowling team the author belonged to in about 1955. Putnam takes his title from the fact that although about 91 million Ame

Joseph Claude HarrisNovember 04, 2000

American bishops discussed research describing changing parish staffing patterns at their national convocation in Milwaukee on June 15-17. The three-hour deliberation considered data showing that the number of priests continues to decline, while parishes are hiring more and more lay ministers. Archb

William J. CollingeNovember 04, 2000

Avery Dulles rsquo s first article for America appeared in the issue of May 5 1951 It was already five years since he had published his first book A Testimonial to Grace a narrative of his conversion to Catholicism while an undergraduate at Harvard For half a century Dulles has continued to tur