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July 2, 2001

Vol.185 / No.1
Michael J. CooganJuly 02, 2001

Anyone who thinks that biblical scholarship is a dry academic discipline dealing with ancient texts whose privileged position has long been accepted and whose interpretation over the centuries is pretty well established should read this book The interpretation of the Bible is in fact in ferment m

The EditorsJuly 02, 2001

WHEN ROBERT KENNEDY was attorney general of the United States, he and his family frequently attended Sunday Mass in the auditorium of a large public high school in Arlington, Va. The local parish was newly created, and Virginia saw no problems in renting the auditorium to the parish while its new ch

The Word
John R. DonahueJuly 02, 2001

Eery few parables of Jesus have had the impact of the story of the Samaritan who stops and helps an injured man on the desolate road to Jericho The Good Samaritan has been portrayed in art at the Lancet Window at Chartres and by Bassano Giordano and Rembrandt Hospitals and health care systems hav

Thomas P. SweetserJuly 02, 2001

We pastors have been meeting in focus groups around the country, trying to cope with the stress and strains of pastoral leadership. Though a small group, only 50 in all, we are from seven different parts of the country and represent the feelings and desires of many other pastors like ourselves. Afte

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonJuly 02, 2001

Once a month in the late afternoon, I take the subway uptown to Spanish Harlem. There, I celebrate Mass for a small community of sisters—the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The subway leaves me at East 116th Street, and I walk on for several blocks through a world very different from m

Helen Prejean, CSJJuly 02, 2001

I rsquo m always drawn to books that tell of people who step out of their comfort zones and live on the edgeespecially for the sake of the Gospel Spiritual passion is an amazing power and these stories of St Ignatius himself and his faithful sons in prison show that spiritual power at work We se

Eugene KennedyJuly 02, 2001

The Rev. Donald Cozzens has now been joined by James Martin, S.J., in shedding light rather than heat on long-suppressed questions about the proportion of and challenges to homosexual priests in America (“The Church and the Homosexual Priest,” 11/4/00). Both men are concerned about pries