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July 29, 2002

Vol.187 / No.3
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJJuly 29, 2002

Perhaps the saddest person I ever met was a fellow named Benjamin. Between 1992 and 1994 I worked with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Nairobi, Kenya. My job was to help urban refugeesthat is, people who had migrated to Nairobi from countries like Sudan, Rwanda and Ugandato start small businesses and

Books
Nancy J. CurtinJuly 29, 2002

ldquo Take religion away and the Irish are a pretty friendly people rdquo a Protestant woman from Derry remarked to Marcus Tanner the author of this rather unfocussed history of religious conflict in Ireland Tanner the assistant foreign editor of the London Independent came to the project as

Letters
Our readersJuly 29, 2002

Another Word

Every time I thought I just couldn’t handle another word, article or program on our current scandal, America would appear on my desk with its plenitude of scholarly, sane, informative articles. Your coverage over the past weeks has been outstanding! Each issue

The Word
John R. DonahueJuly 29, 2002

Who forgot the mustard Such pleas often punctuate summer cookouts and picnics in the park The Gospel though not exactly describing a picnic on the Galilean hills tells of Jesus meeting the needs of hungry followers nbsp Matthew alternates in his presentation of Jesus between stories about his

Columns
Camille DArienzoJuly 29, 2002

St. Pancras Church in Glendale, a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, is directly across the street from where I live. I have given up counting the number of services since Sept. 11 that ended with the wail of bagpipes. They signal sorrow, a reminder of senseless destruction and irr

Angie OJuly 29, 2002

Welfare, at least as we have known it for the last five years, expires on Sept. 30, 2002. The reauthorization process is well under way and will set the direction for social and family policy for the foreseeable future. It seems a suitable time, therefore, to evaluate the 1996 reform—“th

The Word
John R. DonahueJuly 29, 2002

Marian feasts season the liturgical calendar as the Assumption falls in the middle of Ordinary Time Though rooted in ancient tradition especially the Eastern tradition of the ldquo Dormition of Mary rdquo this celebration unlike the Annunciation the Visitation and Our Lady of Sorrows has no