President George W. Bush has remained remarkably constant in pushing his $1.6 trillion tax cut, although the reasons he has given for supporting it have varied with the political winds. During the presidential campaign, the tax cut was pushed as a way of reducing government: if Uncle Sam does not ha
The voice startled me. I was driving down a busy street in Atlanta on my way to the grocery store, when a little voice told me to visit the ornate church on the hill. I had attended a festival at the church, St. John Chrysostom Melkite Church, many years ago. I knew the congregation was Catholic, bu
When Peace Comes
Drew Christiansen, S.J., describes the Palestinian Christians’ plight when, apparently, no one else will (Christians, Christmas and the Intifada, 2/12). Perhaps we’ve heard so many stories about shellings, arrests and deaths that we’ve been desensitized. We forget
Shortly before Christmas 1997 a much beloved Jesuit died Harry Corcoran charter member of the Catholic Theological Society of America and first dean of the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley but above all a shining person who walked constantly in God rsquo s presence Once Harry was talking
This has been a hard winter for New York City’s homeless population. In addition to low temperatures, a blizzard over New Year’s weekend was followed by three lesser but nonetheless harsh snow storms. As a commuter, I see homeless men and women early every morning, sometimes huddled asle
‘Newt Gingrich, in a speech delivered during what President Bush dubbed “Education Week,” declared that if every four-year-old in America had her own computer and was on the Internet, we’d see an enormous difference in the quality of thinking and learning of our young people.