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October 29, 2001

Vol.185 / No.13
William BoleOctober 29, 2001

This past summer for once, the talk of taxes around the country was not just about how high they are. It was about how to spend the $300 or $600 in rebates mailed out by the Internal Revenue Service with compliments from President George W. Bush, who signed a trillion-dollar-plus tax bill in early J


Top Vatican Diplomat Says U.S. Military Response JustifiedNearly a week into a U.S. bombing campaign in Afghanistan, a top Vatican diplomat said America’s military response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was justified but must avoid taking civilian lives. Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, the V

The EditorsOctober 29, 2001

From 2001, a warning that the war on terrorism would not be won with bullets alone

James L. FredericksOctober 29, 2001

You Americans I was once reprimanded in Paris have little spirituality todayyou have only psychology Americans should not dismiss this scolding too quickly Kevin Gillespie rsquo s informal history of American Catholics and their embrace of psychology helps to put this issue in some perspective O

Of Many Things
Patricia A. KossmannOctober 29, 2001

Even without the worries related to Sept. 11, we are a people under stress—pressured by the daily grind. How we cope, and to what extent we succeed, is an individual mater. Job security, economic stability, family and health matters usually top the list of stress inducers. No wonder health and

Thomas T. BrundageOctober 29, 2001

In the Gospel of John (20:19-23) Jesus appeared to his fearful disciples after the resurrection and uttered the words “Peace be with you.” He then showed the disciples his hands and his side. In this account of the resurrection, Jesus connected the experience of peace or shalom with an a

Edward Collins VacekOctober 29, 2001

According to Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith it may be heretical to hold that church teaching can learn from experience If so this collection of essays is filled with heresy In the Vatican approach one begins with Catholic teaching Exper