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June 6, 2005

Vol. 192 / No. 20
The EditorsJune 06, 2005

Immigration reform can go either wayhelping immigrants and asylum seekers or placing further restrictions on their lives by ever more punitive laws. For several years, Congress has been focused on the latter type of legislation. The most current example is the Real ID Act of 2005. Its three parts co

June 06, 2005

Providing Maps

I enjoyed Jesuit History: A New Hot Topic, by John W. O’Malley, S.J., (5/9). Your readers may be interested to know that there is a particularly hot spot within this theme, and that is the story of Jesuits as mapmakers, particularly in the Americas. From the late 17th

Arts & Culture Books
Peter HeineggJune 06, 2005

The first question that comes to my mind while reading de Bellaigue rsquo s blunt reportage from the Islamic Republic is What about Kahra Kazemi the photo-journalist who was brutally beaten and possibly raped by the Iranian secret police before dying of her injuries on July 10 2003 She held a

Kenneth R. HimesJune 06, 2005

Peter Henriot, S.J., and his colleagues at the Center of Concern in Washington, D.C., were the first to popularize Catholic social teaching as the church’s “best-kept secret.” Their perception, that even among Catholics the church’s social teaching was not well known, seems t

The Word
Dianne BergantJune 06, 2005

quot You rsquo re my best friend rdquo ldquo You rsquo re my favorite teacher rdquo ldquo I love you more than anyone else in the world rdquo Who does not appreciate hearing sentiments like these They tell us that we are special they indicate that our particular uniqueness is recognized a

C. Colt AndersonJune 06, 2005

Mark Twain said that history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes. The sexual abuse scandal that continues to echo throughout the church in America, as evidenced by the recent controversy over the decision to allow Cardinal Bernard Law to preside at one of the memorial Masses for Pope John Paul II


Two Reports Show Ecumenical ProgressDespite differences, there are many parallels in the way Catholics and Methodists foster and express communion with God and one another through their respective church structures, says a report released on May 13 by the U.S. Catholic-United Methodist dialogue. The