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July 21, 2003

Vol.189 / No.2
R. Scott ApplebyJuly 21, 2003

Timing is everything Many of the elements of a sophisticated theology of the laity and recommendations for church reform featured in Paul Lakeland rsquo s new book originated earlier and elsewhere But never before have they been put together in such a compelling way and more to the point at such

Thomas J. McCarthyJuly 21, 2003

Afriend recently passed on to me an article in which the author, a priest, argues that we need to reromanticize priesthood and religious life and give people something beautiful to fall in love with. I find it to be an inspired idea, given recent revelations and events, and a troubling idea. Rarely

The Word
Dianne BergantJuly 21, 2003

There is much hunger in the world today Millions of people go to sleep with empty stomachs Children are bloated from malnutrition Wars are fought over food and people starve as a consequence of war Where are such needy people to turn for help The Gospels for the next five Sundays contain teach

Jeffrey KasterJuly 21, 2003

Katie graduated from college last year with a degree in elementary education. Her degree did not include any college theology courses, but she had volunteered in parish ministry for a year or two while she was in college. After graduation Katie was hired as a lay ecclesial minister (youth ministry c

The EditorsJuly 21, 2003

Most public schools make their facilities available after school hours to a wide variety of private nonprofit organizations, including religious organizations. Some states, however, including New York, absolutely forbid public schools to allow religious worship—even after regular school hours

Timothy GeigerJuly 21, 2003

Almost three years gone down the back roads of Ohio

Thomas R. MurphyJuly 21, 2003

This study seeks to synchronize intellectual developments in American Catholicism with parallel events abroad and to examine how an international conversation among Catholic thinkers sought to influence the church rsquo s dialogue with the modern Western world Most importantly John McGreevy stress