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September 26, 2005

Vol.193 / No.8
Books
Rose ZuzworskySeptember 26, 2005

It is no secret that in the last 40 years there has been a steep decline in the number of clergy working in parishes as well as religious congregations staffing schools and other Catholic institutions In parishes the women and men filling the roles once performed exclusively by clergy and religiou

Antony Barone KolencSeptember 26, 2005

Where will the next great battle be fought in the struggle for the hearts and minds of the American public regarding abortion? Perhaps it will be ignited by the recent proposal of a law that would oblige abortion providers to tell women about the pain that unborn children experience during this proc

Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 26, 2005

Our church and society stand in need of renewed and sustained discussion regarding an ethic of life. Serious conversation has largely devolved into sloganeering and sound bites. The prevailing metaphor, culture of life versus culture of death, has galvanized people’s imaginations and inspired

Poetry
Ron HansenSeptember 26, 2005

September’s end 1877,

Gerald F. KicanasSeptember 26, 2005

A church purified and humbled, yet more resolved to carry on Christ’s work—that is how I would describe the Diocese of Tucson as it emerges from the process of Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy reorganization. The bankruptcy process, ending with a plan of reorganization confirmed by the judg

Jeffrey J. GuhinSeptember 26, 2005

New Orleans was the first city that felt like family to me, and because I had moved so much growing up, family was the only thing I understood as home. A year after I graduated from Loyola University New Orleans, I was in New York City serving a volunteer year and planning to move back as soon as I

The Word
Dianne BergantSeptember 26, 2005

There is something exotic about a vineyard But then I am from the Midwest where the landscape is dotted with dairy farms And I am a city girl who never experienced the rigors or disappointments associated with cultivating a crop I do remember that like many others my grandfather made wine in