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November 24, 2003

Vol.189 / No.17
Books
Donald P. KommersNovember 24, 2003

A Declaration of Interdependence was published originally in England as The World We rsquo re In Its author a reporter for The London Observer described the British edition as a call to arms against a conservative unilateral world view The military metaphor is apt The book is a slashing take-

Daniel G. GroodyNovember 24, 2003

He was standing on the side of a rural road in Southern Arizona, about 50 miles from the Mexican border, where the Sonoran desert is dry, desolate and deadly. As I drove by, I could see he was holding up an empty water jug in his hand, asking for help. I kept driving for the next mile, but thought o

The Word
Dianne BergantNovember 24, 2003

One of the most exacting challenges from the Second Vatican Council was its summons to read the ldquo signs of the times rdquo It was a call to reflect deeply on the events unfolding before our eyes and to respond to them out of mature faith This was difficult because many of us were accustomed

Faith in Focus
George M. AndersonNovember 24, 2003

Esperanza is Spanish for hope, and one person whose presence has brought hope to Hispanic immigrants in Delaware’s poultry processing plants is Rosa álvarez. A Carmelite Sister of Charity who is herself an immigrant—from Spain, years ago—she is one of the founders of a commu

News

Sexual Abuse and Many Other Topics on Bishops’ AgendaMembers of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened their fall general meeting in Washington. D.C., by hearing a challenge from their president to direct the energy of the whole church to the eradication of sexual abuse and the healing

Books
Peter HeineggNovember 24, 2003

Many academics seem to have the paranoid conviction that like Rodney Dangerfield they get no respect surrounded as they are by yahoo students apparatchik administrators Babbittish trustees and a clueless public that takes them for tenured radicals overpaid slackers summers off sabbaticals

William S. SkylstadNovember 24, 2003

Throughout Scripture we encounter references to flowing water and its power to renew life. John baptized Jesus in the waters of the River Jordan, where Jesus began his own public ministry. In John’s Gospel, Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at a well. He tells her of the life-giving (flowing) wa