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November 15, 2004

Vol.191 / No.15
Patrick SamwayNovember 15, 2004

Touloum. Farchana. Kounoungou. The names of these towns in eastern Chad, when pronounced syllable by syllable by the local natives, evoke, as they have told me on a number of occasions, a sense of pride and history. But for almost a year now these towns have given their names to huge refugee camps f

Books
Kathy O'ConnellNovember 15, 2004

Why does God at times seem to take the wisest among us so terribly early John Howard Griffin was only 60 when he died in 1980 partly of complications from diabetes partly from his brave experiment more than 20 years before He had chemically darkened his skin to see for himself and since he was a

Poetry
Angela ONovember 15, 2004

November 16, 1989

News

Politicians and Bishops Call for BipartisanshipAs the second razor-thin presidential election in a row was declared a victory for President George W. Bush on Nov. 3, the candidates and the Catholic bishops of the United States looked ahead to soothing bitter partisanship from the campaign. In his co

Letters
Our readersNovember 15, 2004

Trust and Confidence

In a recent issue of America, Archbishop Harry Flynn of St. Paul and Minneapolis reviewed the accomplishments of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People (10/18). While there is much to praise in his article, I would respectfully but

Books
T. Patrick HillNovember 15, 2004

What are the challenges facing health care in America and will the members of America rsquo s 350 000 religious congregations be able to help prevent or lessen the looming health care crisis unleashed by relentless demographic pressures and rising costs That is the question addressed in this book

Joseph A. Califano, Jr.November 15, 2004

Like many divorced and remarried Catholics, I looked down on the church’s annulment process, viewing it as cover for Catholic divorce, a process tinged with hypocrisy, reserved for the rich and powerful. Then one day, Walter Modrys, S.J., my pastor at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manha