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November 11, 2002

Vol.187 / No.15
Of Many Things
George M. AndersonNovember 11, 2002

Spending three decades as a married couple in the same difficult apostolate—prison reform—represents no small achievement. Charlie and Pauline Sullivan are co-founders of CURE, a grassroots organization that is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year ( My first e

Thomas E. BuckleyNovember 11, 2002

Shortly after his inauguration in January 2001, President George W. Bush announced a partnership between government and “community-serving and faith-based organizations—whether run by Methodists, Muslims, Mormons or good people of no faith at all.” His proposal significantly expand

Constance M. McGovernNovember 11, 2002

Feeling totally alone and undone by a lack of support within the Bush administration and just one week after Bush had nominated her as Secretary of Labor Linda Chavez withdrew Chavez explained that her opponents especially the A F L -C I O the Democrats and their various interest groups had go

Our readersNovember 11, 2002

Truth and Feeling

I’d like to commend Gerard Quigley’s lovely, evocative illustration for Some Basics About Celibacy (10/28). It is a beautiful example of how symbols communicate both truth and feeling.

William J. O’Malley, S.J.

The Word
John R. DonahueNovember 11, 2002

Sister Norice our sixth-grade teacher called me out of class and said that the pastor wanted to see me In fear and trembling I went over to the church only to find that a server was needed for an unexpected funeral After Mass Monsignor Nelligan gave me 2 a huge sum in 1943 Going home on the

The EditorsNovember 11, 2002

In the wake of the sexual abuse scandals and numerous reports of priests abusing boys and adolescent males, some Catholics have expressed grave concerns over the ordination to the priesthood of gay men. The question arises: should the church continue ordaining gay priests, that is, homosexual men co

Gerald T. CobbNovember 11, 2002

In his new novel Umberto Eco semiotics professor and the author of a number of essays and novels offers a stylistic tour-de-force set in the latter part of the reign of Frederick Barbarossa Holy Roman Emperor from 1155 to 1190 The core of the novel is Baudolino mdash an unreliable narrator with