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June 6, 2005

Vol.192 / No.20
The Word
Dianne BergantJune 06, 2005

The response of the world at the death and funeral of Pope John Paul II was a sight to behold Throngs of people of every religious affiliation gathered in Rome and in cities all over the world to show their respect Particularly obvious was the participation of young people Why was this man so lov

Poetry
John HodgenJune 06, 2005

Slaving captains...sometimes tried to avoid arrest by a mass drowning of every slave in the cargo.

Joan SauroJune 06, 2005

The things they brought with them to the convent did not belong to them. They came from other people’s lives:

Books
Kelly CherryJune 06, 2005

J Robert Oppenheimer the physicist whose brilliant blue eyes came to express such engulfing sadness brought a new kind of fire into the world and was burned by it Like Hesiod rsquo s Prometheus Oppenheimer fought on the side of humankind giving us the tools and weapons to determine our own fat

Russell ShawJune 06, 2005

On Feb. 21 the Vatican issued the most authoritative papal statement on the church and communications in nearly 50 years. Addressed to those responsible for communications, Pope John Paul II’s apostolic letter Rapid Development (Il Rapido Sviluppo) stirred a ripple of interest at first, but wa

Editorials
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

Letters
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