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May 15, 2006

Vol.194 / No.17
Of Many Things
George M. AndersonMay 15, 2006

The first cold day of the approaching winter found me at the Hoboken Shelter in New Jersey, the only shelter in that rapidly gentrifying city across the Hudson River from Manhattan ( Housed in a 19th-century Lutheran church, the shelter has had as its guiding spirit for three

Faith in Focus
Theresa FurlowMay 15, 2006

My pager went off at 5 p.m., just after my husband and I had come home from work. I called the long-term care facility where I was the director of nurses. The receptionist told me to call immediately the emergency room of one of our local hospitals. When I asked for the nurse who had left the messag


Peace Gathering Marks 20 Years Since AssisiThemes of prayer, peace, justice, love, dialogue and care for the poor intermingled as representatives of world religions gathered in Washington, D.C., on April 26 for the 2006 International Prayer for Peace. It marked the 20th anniversary of the first such

The Word

One of the most prominent and profound words in John rsquo s theological lexicon is the term for ldquo remain in abide dwell in rdquo Greek menein It describes the relationship with God that Jesus rsquo life death and resurrection have made possible for those who believe and love The readin

George M. AndersonMay 15, 2006

Buffalo, frigid northern city of—refugees? Yes, refugees. I spent a week in Buffalo last June helping out in a small Jesuit parish, St. Ann’s, located in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods. Among the first issues the pastor told me about was the struggle of refugees and asylum

Current Comment
The EditorsMay 15, 2006

Professionals and PatriotsWashington has rumbled for years with rumors of professional dissent at the Pentagon and C.I.A. from Bush administration policies in the war on terror and the invasion of Iraq. Occasionally the dissent has become public, as when Gen. Eric Shinseki, then chairman of the Join

Faith in Focus

Though she first introduced me to intercontinental travel, Auntie Lee does not venture very far anymore. Mostly she is pushed in her wheelchair from bed to dining room, from recreation - movies, sing-alongs, the Rosary - to her usual post across from the nursing station at Abbott Terrace, a long-ter