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June 20, 2005

Vol.192 / No.21
Editorials
The EditorsJune 20, 2005

Since Paul confronted Peter, the church has known diverse tendencies within it.

Letters
June 20, 2005

Challenging Times

In his article Is This Transparency? (5/16), Russell Shaw asks whether the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is operating in a public and transparent manner. He suggests the answer may be no. Unfortunately, I think the answer is a definite yes.

Could it

Books
Mark E. RondeauJune 20, 2005

Today as never before in their history Americans are enthralled with military power So begins the introduction to Andrew J Bacevich rsquo s thorough and prophetic examination of our increasing dependence on guns and bombs to insure our domestic security and spread our ideals of democracy abroad Ba

Celestino MiglioreJune 20, 2005

Some suspect that the Holy See has no interest in United Nations reform. To be sure, the Holy See is not a full member of the United Nations; it holds the status of special observer. This status does not diminish its interest in the reform of the United Nations. At the United Nations, observer state

The Word
Dianne BergantJune 20, 2005

In the ancient world hospitality was not merely a point of etiquette it was a requirement for survival in a perilous world There were no general stores and travelers depended upon the goodwill of others for food shelter and necessary supplies while they were on a journey The custom assured str

John W. OMalleyJune 20, 2005

By their choice of a name, newly elected popes have tried to project an ideal for their pontificate.

News

Catholic Press Group Silent on ResignationCatholic Press Association members voted 48 to 28 on May 26 against a statement expressing concern about the resignation of Thomas J. Reese, S.J., as editor in chief of America magazine and emphasizing the importance of Catholic journalists’ exercising