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September 2000


The Legacy of St. Katharine Drexel

By Peter Finney, Jr.

As a socialite she shocked Philadelphia by choosing religious life, vowing "to be the mother and servant of the Indian and Negro races." As an heiress she used her vast fortune to that end. This month in Rome she will become St. Katharine Drexel.


The Forgotten Art of Blessing

By Sascha T. Moore

Blessings are an important part of our faith. It's time we made them an important part of our lives.

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How to Be an Instrument of Peace

You, too, can be a peacemaker this Jubilee year. Embrace the spirit of forgiveness and follow the example of St. Francis. By Martin Pable, O.F.M.Cap.

Kosovo: Inching Back From Tragedy

Is the conflict in Kosovo really over? Can ethnic Albanians and Serbs live together in peace? Catholic Relief Services is working toward reconciliation. Text and photos by Judy Ball

The Church of the Future

While we sometimes think of the Church as never-changing, it has grown and changed often. Looking back at the history of the last two millennia may prepare us for what's ahead. By William H. Shannon

Fiction: It Rained Last Night, Hard-boiled Eggs

Just once, Joanna wants to make a scene. By Annette Merkur Schwartz

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