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May 14, 2001

Vol.184 / No.16
George M. AndersonMay 14, 2001

Samuel Kofi Woods II is an attorney who has been actively involved in human rights activities in Liberia since the mid-1980’s. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Benemerenti medal awarded by Pope John Paul II in 1999 and a human rights award from Reebok in 1994. He is also on

May 14, 2001

To look into the pure white of paper,


Who speaks for America Today for Tony Smith the answer clearly is American ethnic groups because they play a larger role in the shaping of the foreign policy of the United States than most recognize That impact he fears is largely negative and in his new book Foreign Attachments The Power o

Odhiambo OkiteMay 14, 2001

Urgent calls are going out once again for massive food and other humanitarian aid to Sudan. Yet a group of Catholic missionaries working in the “liberated areas” of South Sudan refuse to accept famine, human suffering and dependence on international charity as the permanent lot of Sudane

The Word
John R. DonahueMay 14, 2001

Only Luke recounts the story of Christ rsquo s ascension and it often seems a puzzling feast A number of years ago I attended a children rsquo s liturgy in a vibrant parish The priest told the children that he had bought a special gift to celebrate Ascension Thursday and asked them to guess what

Michael G. LawlerMay 14, 2001

Two of the most troubling aspects of American society today are the high rate of divorce and the fact that divorce in one generation increases the likelihood of divorce in the next. Current divorce statistics indicate that most divorces occur for couples married less than five years and that the pro


Catholic Schools Educate Well at Half the Cost, Study ShowsCatholic schools in Los Angeles give low-income and minority children a quality education at half the cost of public schools, according to a new study released on April 26 in Los Angeles. The study, by the San Francisco-based Pacific Researc