09/01/1989

Thomas Jefferson once wrote of North America that with respect to rights, "there was but one opinion on this side of the water. All American Whigs thought alike on these subjects." By Whigs he meant "The Party of Liberty"; believers in republican government or government by the people; and those intent upon creating, in accord [...]

Thomas Jefferson once wrote of North America that with respect to rights, "there was but one opinion on this side of the water. All American Whigs thought alike on these subjects." By Whigs he meant "The Party of Liberty"; believers in republican government or government by the people; and those intent upon creating, in accord [...]

"I gotta teach now," the preacher said to the crowd in the filled-to-capacity high school auditorium as he grabbed hold of a microphone and started prancing around the stage. "But seeeee, those of us who have a Euro-centric mind," he said, stretching his vowel sounds to their limits, with a special sarcastic emphasis on Euro-centric, [...]

It was 6:30 in the morning when we approached the parking lot of the Bread and Roses Women's Health Center. There were no policemen keeping watch, no clinic workers. The parking lot was completely deserted and quiet, covered by the morning haze of a sun buried in a cloudy sky. That day, Saturday, April 23, [...]

Twenty-eight-year-old Mark Chicano cried out in agony. He had just been sentenced by a panel of Connecticut judges to 260 years in jail—effectively a life sentence—for the murder of three persons. In February of 1987, Chicano had listened outside his girlfriend's bedroom window as she made love with another man. Chicano then broke into her [...]

Self-interest has long been recognized as the dominant factor in most people's private decisions. Not the only consideration, of course, but usually the most important one. The car one buys, the job one chooses, and the party one attends all normally reflect a judgment as to what best advances one's own interests, whether financial, social, [...]

Does Catholic veneration of Mary serve, as Elizabeth Schussler-Fiorenza says, to "deter women from becoming fully independent and whole human persons"? Patricia Noone likewise asks whether Mary is "a Trojan horse raised to ambush women's aspirations for personhood, human dignity, and co-responsibility for the Church and society." Do the "signs of the times" demand that [...]

Archbishop Roger Mahony Feast of the Sacred Heart, June 2, 1989 In a few weeks, the Supreme Court of the United States will hand down its decision in the case of Webster v. Reproductive Health Services. While it is impossible to predict how the Webster decision will affect the abortion liberty as defined by the [...]

On clement Street in San Francisco this spring, I did my usual prowl of the used-bookstores, but I also managed a couple of hours at McDonald's downtown, a rather chaotic but rich used-bookstore off Turk or Ellis. There I found a book called The Ideal Reader: Selected Essays by Jacques Riviere. I had, perhaps in [...]

I was graduated from Brebeuf Preparatory School in Indianapolis on May 30, 1989. My four years there gave me an excellent background for college. The math, science, foreign language, social studies, and computer science departments are truly phenomenal. However, I would rather be tortured to death than send my future children to Brebeuf unless some [...]

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