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March 12, 2001

Vol.184 / No.8
Faith in Focus
Lorraine V. MurrayMarch 12, 2001

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

Our readersMarch 12, 2001

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

The Word
John R. DonahueMarch 12, 2001

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

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonMarch 12, 2001

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

Thomas J. McCarthyMarch 12, 2001

‘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.

Andrew M. GreeleyMarch 12, 2001

In the 1960’s, the Irish government decided to end the economic policies of the previous 40 years and open Ireland up to the world. It abandoned the mercantilist, protectionist policies that had depressed the Irish standard of living since the wars of independence and began to recruit foreign


Theologian Calls Vatican Investigation a ‘Great Suffering’Though ultimately cleared of doctrinal error, a Belgian theologian, Jacques Dupuis, S.J., said a two-and-and-a-half-year Vatican investigation of his book on non-Christian religions had been “a very great suffering.” T