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November 19, 2001

Vol.185 / No.16
Glenn AmbroseNovember 19, 2001

Louis-Marie Chauvet professor of sacramental theology at the Institut Catholique in Paris is not widely known this side of the Atlantic His first work published in the United States Symbol and Sacrament A Sacramental Reinterpretation of Christian Existence caught the eye of many sacramental th

Thomas J. McCarthyNovember 19, 2001

Flags are ubiquitous, and patriotism is in full flower. It puts me in mind of Operation Desert Storm, when the country was awash in flags, yellow ribbons and tough talk. I felt disconnected and isolated from the mass of my fellow citizens, a disgusted and impotent voice of dissent. Then I met Dan La

The Word
John R. DonahueNovember 19, 2001

Ask a group of boomers who pops into their minds when they hear the word king Some candidates might be simply The King Elvis or the King of Pop or more soberly some might remember The Boss singing Poor man wanna be rich Rich man wanna be king And a king ain rsquo t satisfied Till he rules e

Faith in Focus
Mary SherryNovember 19, 2001

It was a dark and stormy night. Really. I parked in the lower lot and came through the parish center entrance. Taking the stairs two at a time because I was on the edge of being late, I hurried toward the church, thinking about all the other things I needed to do before Christmas. The communal penan

Donald KerwinNovember 19, 2001

Catholic social teaching calls us to identify with newcomers, who together with those long settled enjoy a litany of rights based on our common human dignity. Migrants serve as the church’s analogy for itself (a pilgrim church) and for the human condition (a pilgrim people). They recall our an

Claire Shaeffer-DuffyNovember 19, 2001

It was 1998 the Welfare Reform Bill had just passed and the writer Barbara Ehrenreich wanted to know how the four million women about to be booted into the labor market were going to make it on 6 or 7 an hour When the question came up over lunch with Harper rsquo s editor Lewis Lapham she sugge

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonNovember 19, 2001

Bangladesh lies on the other side of the world, but it came a bit closer when a missionary working there stopped by America House for a visit during a recent trip to the United States. Bill Christensen, a Marianist priest who has been in Bangladesh since 1986, founded the Institute of Integrated Rur