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September 15, 2003

Vol.189 / No.7
Drew Christiansen, S.J.September 15, 2003

With formal hostilities ended in Iraq, it is time to take up again the hard questions posed by the U.S. war on terror. The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, may not have “changed everything,” as the overheated rhetoric of the day had it, but the experi

The Word
Dianne BergantSeptember 15, 2003

There seems to be a contradiction in the messages found in today rsquo s readings James teaches that the way of righteousness leads to peace while the author of Wisdom describes a conspiracy plotted against a righteous one In the Gospel Jesus first informs his disciples that he will be the victi

Our readersSeptember 15, 2003


I found Robert A. Krieg’s highlighting of the ambiguity of The Vatican Concordat With Hitler’s Reich (9/1), a very interesting and important consideration. I find it all the more ambiguous because Pius XI was


Jerusalem’s Christian Churches Denounce Israeli-Built WallThe Israeli-built wall separating Israel and the Palestinian territories constitutes a grave obstacle to peace in the Middle East, said the heads of Christian churches in Jerusalem. For both nations, the wall will result in a feeling of

Robert P. ImbelliSeptember 15, 2003

Cardinal Walter Kasper never tires of reminding his hearers that ldquo crisis rdquo entails both ldquo peril rdquo and ldquo possibility rdquo It may lead to shipwreck but also to new shores The outcome of a situation of crisis like that which faces the Catholic Church in the United States

Paul FarmerSeptember 15, 2003

On Oct. 29, 2002, 200 Haitians jumped off their grounded boat near Miami and floundered ashore, seeking a level of economic security that has been historically available only to a tiny minority of the population in their home country. These refugees were soon deported from the United States, as have

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonSeptember 15, 2003

One of my first activities on arriving at America House each morning involves a pair of scissors. An inveterate clipper, I keep an eye out for newspaper articles that deal with the kinds of social justice matters that are my focus for the magazine. The clippings are then filed according to issues li