2002-11-22

Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2002

Fame & Seneca Falls

On October 5, 2002, the quiet town of Seneca Falls, New York, enjoyed a rare visit from the Secret Service: former First Lady Rosalynn Carter was being inducted...

How a Lutheran Saw It

The sixty or so delegated observers at the Second Vatican Council, of whom I was one, were a privileged lot. Catholic bishops sometimes complained, and not always...

Vatican II as Ecumenical Council

Noticing that the words "Vatican II" evoked no response in her high school students, an Irish nun recently told me she asked them what Vatican II was. After some...

The Bishops & Iraq

After walking in late to a monthly meeting of eucharistic ministers at my parish in Brooklyn, New York, I sensed right away that something was wrong. Everyone was...

Lighter Collection Baskets

Twenty percent of churchgoing Catholics say they have stopped contributing money to their diocese. One in nine have reduced what they give to their parish. These...

One-Party Rule

In recapturing control of the Senate and increasing their majority in the House, Republicans both defied midterm election history and threw the Democratic Party...