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November 7, 2005

Vol.193 / No.14
The Word
Dianne BergantNovember 07, 2005

One is amazed by the results of an Internet search for the phrase ldquo use it or lose it rdquo The listing is easily a seven-figure number A good portion of this listing deals with issues like free speech brain function and muscle tone to name but a few These are excellent examples for it i

Letters
November 07, 2005

Modernity

The very fact that John O. Mudd does not mention religious brothers along with sisters and priests in running Catholic health institutions in his article From C.E.O. to Mission Leader (7/18) leads me to believe that he is not aware of the success of the Alexian Brothers

Books
Olga BonfiglioNovember 07, 2005

Bruce Feiler is one American determined to find meaning in the terrorist attacks of Sept 11 2001 and the war in Iraq mdash and he does it in one of the most dangerous places on earth As a follow-up to his Walking the Bible 2002 Feiler returns to the Middle East to answer the question ldquo

News

Consultations Shape Future of Church in New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina Following the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Katrina, the Archdiocese of New Orleans, La., has begun to plan its rebuilding. Prior to Katrina, the archdiocese numbered 491,000 Catholics. Questions facing the planners inc

Books
Anne CarrNovember 07, 2005

This is a difficult book to classify It is not history or theology or philosophy nor is it poetry exegesis criticism or hagiography mdash although it includes something of each Perhaps it might be considered a manual for converts a handbook for participants in a parish adult initiation group

Film
Richard A. BlakeNovember 07, 2005

"Nattering nabobs of negativism” was the phrase Spiro T. Agnew used to describe the press when he addressed the convention of California Republicans on Sept. 11, 1970. The vice president had his own reasons for despising what he called “the effete corps of impudent snobs.” Loc

Of Many Things
James Martin, SJNovember 07, 2005

Have you ever returned to a book that you enjoyed as a younger reader? The experience can be enjoyable, disappointing and surprising, all at once. Last month, in a book club at a local Jesuit parish, I reminded the group that our next selection would be Mr. Blue, by Myles Connolly. Mr.