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May 7, 2001

Vol.184 / No.15

Pope Clears Way for Beatification of 27 Ukrainian MartyrsJust seven weeks after the local study of 27 Ukrainian martyrs ended, Pope John Paul II cleared the way for their beatification during his trip to their homeland on June 23-27. The Vatican published the decrees recognizing the martyrdom of the

Marian E. CroweMay 07, 2001

WARNING: In this essay I use the terms conservative and liberal that no one likes. I don’t like those labels! everyone says, implying (whether intentionally or not) that their own position is too complex and nuanced to be captured by something so simplistic as a one-word label. I use those lab

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The Word
John R. DonahueMay 07, 2001

Vatican City Jan 25 2059 mdash The recently elected pope Victor IV the former archbishop of Lusaka Charles Tilyenji who took the name of the first pope from Africa St Victor 189-98 celebrated the traditional Mass for the Curia in St Paul rsquo s Outside the Walls It also marked the cen

Faith in Focus
Colin EllisMay 07, 2001

When I was little, Saturday nights were often spent sleeping over at Grandmom’s house. I loved these Saturday nights; she was the perfect grandmom, bubbly and doting and willing to spoil us with Lucky Charms cereal until we were sick. She was also a devout Roman Catholic, so Sunday mornings al

Of Many Things
David S. ToolanMay 07, 2001

Back in December of 1994, when John Salvi opened fire at two abortion clinics in the Boston area, killing two and wounding five others, both Gov. William F. Weld and Cardinal Bernard Law called for talks between the two sides of the abortion debate in order to deescalate the rhetoric. But given the

John F. BaldovinMay 07, 2001

This is not the first book on the liturgy from Joseph Ratzinger a German Catholic theologian cardinal prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and former archbishop of Munich He has also written A New Song for the Lord as well as an important introduction to Klaus Gamber