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February 4, 2002

Vol.186 / No.3
Thomas J. McCarthyFebruary 04, 2002

Any fool knows that a person is not defined by his or her possessions. Far more important and interesting than what belongs to me is the question of what I belong to—that is, What am I attached to? For the Christian, it comes down to the question: What attachments keep me from following Jesus

David P. SchmidtFebruary 04, 2002

What does Christian witness mean in today rsquo s world Stanley Hauerwas the Gilbert T Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University answers this question by developing a highly original approach to natural theology Through imaginative and often provocative arguments Hauerwas challen

The EditorsFebruary 04, 2002

For its first 174 years, the federal government was, as one writer put it, only a benevolent spectator of what the states were doing in elementary and secondary public schools. In some cases, not much was done. As late as 1914, six Southern statesAlabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolin


Marchers Come to Washington to Tell The Truth About Abortion’In the shadow of the Washington Monument, tens of thousands of marchers gathered to hear a diverse collection of political and religious leaders speak about one goal. We are here to tell America the truth about abortion, said Nellie

Thomas F. FieldFebruary 04, 2002

Though it has its flaws this book should nevertheless be read and pondered by every Catholic educator It is flawed because it fails to overcome the limitations of the sociological genre Despite that it is important reading because it is faithful both to church teaching and to the testimony of th

Our readersFebruary 04, 2002

Better Preaching

I would like to participate in the discussion regarding the preaching in our parishes after the events of Sept. 11 (Letters, 11/26/01). I was not scheduled to preach on the Sunday immediately following the tragedy. I did preach on the Sunday following that with

The Word
John R. DonahueFebruary 04, 2002

As a newly ordained priest I was working with a military chaplain at a base in Germany As we prepared for Ash Wednesday he told me not to distribute the ashes after the homily the usual time but to wait until the end of Mass In his experience great numbers would come to church simply for the as