It doesn't hurt to hope:

McCarthy, Abigail

proportion, the Catholic identity of those OF SEVERAL MINDS Abigail McCarthy colleges has grown increasingly tenuous. A priest or sister in the president's office, a handful of clerics on...

...Every one of the negatives about him THOUGHT finds problems abroad taking precedence...
...El 8: 12 February 1993 Commonweal...
...ed with challenge and horror abroad and close relationship to Hollywood and teleOf course there is no going back to the with hard realities at home compelling him vision figures...
...Ingram...
...The Catholic institution of higher education is ident so criticized and analyzed before tak- press aide for the inaugural bus trip was to blend, in a kind of Hegelian synthesis, ing the oath of office...
...8.95 paper fare, on health care...
...And in the press, not, as on other trips, a young staffer but the distinctive features of the first two eras the raising of doubts continues...
...There the menting on Clinton's transition, said that THE EDUCATION OF president-elect became personally in- we've reached a stage in the layering of AN ARCHBISHOP volved, thus slowing down the final de- government bureaucracy that no transiTravels with Rembert Weakland cisions because he also had to attend to tion can succeed...
...14.95 paper in which he must try to govern abound...
...Is he, government, nine more then there were American Church...
...or watch him with people, without being ONE HUNDRED YEARS He, who had hoped to concentrate first on buoyed by his faith and sincerity of purOF CATHOLIC SOCIAL the domestic side of his responsibilities, pose...
...As I see it, a healthy the weather was reflected in the storm sur- say who point to his decision to continue modem society needs a balance between rounding his unfortunate choice for at- the Bush practice of having the Coast secular and religious elements, and it es- torney general...
...war containment policy, has just published Autobiography, theolog,_ d sp irituality Is he also content with understanding a book, Around the Cragged Hill (W.W...
...Too Is he a micromanager apt to bog down much domestic strife feeds global strife, in detail...
...ple actually appointed...
...As the Zoe Baird knowingly broke the law she which says that the more secularized things old saying goes, it did not rain on President was to administer-a fact known to Clinton get the better, then you will applaud the Clinton's parade...
...as well as its creature...
...16.95 paper Clinton is "inheriting the biggest bag of paign came from behind with the help of headaches of any president since Truman" television be the master of the medium (New York Times, January 14, 1993...
...O "Where there's life there's hope...
...Thus I deplore the de- works, before the reunion on the Mall, the than-conscious racism...
...de-Catholicizing of Catholic colleges...
...blend to illuminate the mind of one of the world's most challenging theologians...
...them, am hopeful...
...14.95 cloth names were sent to Little Rock...
...We have, I believe, a The Post-Vatican II Vision While the speculations about the pres- complex man for our complex problems...
...A priest or sister in the president's office, a handful of clerics on the faculty, and a few chaplains living in the dorms: today IT DOESN'T HURT TO HOPE in many colleges this is the Catholic fili- CLINTON IS GOOD AT COMEBACKS gree on an otherwise secular structure...
...ducer Harry Thomason and sold to four great challenge for the contemporary I cannot remember an incoming pres- networks for semi-exclusive use...
...As I write, "holdovers" Most pessimistic of all, senior statesFragments from a from the Bush administration are keeping man George Kennan, author of the coldTheologian's JourLEONARDO BOFF agencies going...
...song, let us give hope a chance...
...Is it hypCelebration and Challenge According to his predecessor from his ocritical to adjust to reality...
...Old Washington hands agree Alliance' of the United States, Europe, and that if you want to influence legislation Japan is rapidly fraying" (Washington J you want to get in at the subcabinet level Post, January 7, 1993...
...THE PATH OF HOPE willing to delegate...
...I, among HUMAN ENTERPRISE to know...
...is the lesser question...
...the pre-assimilation era and the academ- stringent code of ethics he insisted his ap- Is he psychologically unfit to take over ic quality of the recent era of full assimi- pointees must agree to and some of the peo- the nation's problems and deal with them...
...Professor JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE Haiti's president-in-exile speaks urgently of made by the centralized personnel office Paul Light of the Humphrey Institute at his goals for his people-food, shelter, in Washington-then lists of five to ten the University of Minnesota, in compride in culture, justice...
...And it was relatively easy to create mainstream American colleges in the era when Catholics fully entered the American mainstream...
...dent elected in our current election procFinancial writers cite his impressive per- ess can make long-range change, that the MARY Mother of Sorrows, formance at the economic "summit...
...ARCHBISHOP REMBERT WEAKLAND Insights which challenge us to an agenda ident's ability to govern continue, pes- He has made, and will make, mistakes...
...The es...
...ARISTIDE where the process begins...
...Is the Yet this balance has been lost in contem- fore the ringing of the bells and the fire- same decision evidence of perhaps lessporary America...
...But the very next day, at the time her name was sent up...
...Catholic colleges seem to be traveling the same road many Protestant colleges journeyed in the nineteenth and early twenti- The nation still basks in the seems unable to separate himself from his eth centuries-a road leading to complete glow of a perfect Inau- former corporate clients, only reluctantly secularization, to complete loss of religious guration Day, made almost responding to pressure to give up repreidentity...
...Postassimilation Catholic colleges and universities will be maintained only if there is a postassimilation Catholic population to support them...
...lation...
...His cabinet appoin- Despite all this, polls and interviews FAITH AND THE tees, quizzed by the Senate, did not seem show that the people are hopeful...
...But the skys darkened, cold rain poured, and Is he heartless and dissembling, as those that's not my theory...
...Is he not the same ORBIS BOOKS Carter thinks President George Bush left man who has laid the foundation for inMaryknoll, NY 10545 so many international commitments to stitutional change by his outreach to 1-800-258-5838 In NY Collect 914-941-7687 Clinton that he could find himself en- Congress...
...Will Catholic colleges remain Catholic...
...attentive both to the heart of tradition and simistic predictions about the environment But one cannot listen to President Clinton, the spirit of our times...
...the greater question is: "Will American Catholics remain distinctively Catholic, or will they be swallowed up by the largely secularized culture that surrounds them...
...Catholicizing of Catholic colleges, and I gala and the concerts, before the inaugu- Is he a creature of the media giving only applaud those colleges that are fighting ral ceremony and the balls-before all that, lip service to the normal processes of govvaliantly to hold onto their Catholic iden- William Jefferson Clinton was confront- ernment as those believe who point to his tity...
...The winnow- Descriptions of the domestic environAn Autobiography ing of names for these appointments was ment are equally dismaying...
...And so on...
...It was relatively easy to construct ghetto-like colleges in the age of the Catholic ghetto...
...13.95 cloth observers ask, too "hands-on," too un- in Kennedy's day...
...Even before the symbolic Guard return fleeing Haitian boat people pecially needs this in the intellectual life...
...The continuing disorder of the postof the Gospel for those he is scheduled to meet or join...
...listed above implies a positive...
...As governments transition teams who were supposed to weaken, they try to shore up support by make it possible "to hit the ground run- blaming problems on outsiders...
...Ron Brown, Critic Jonathan Yardley refers to his "perBut the Catholic college and universi- confirmed for secretary of commerce, haps pathological" tardiness which staffers ty is inseparable from the Catholic population generally...
...magical by blue sky and senting some of them while in office...
...He kept the out the complexity of the world Clinton Contemporary Bushes waiting twenty-five minutes be- faces: "Governments aren't collapsing Incarnations fore joining them for the inaugural cere- but they are having more trouble governmony...
...Right, Mrs...
...the multi-facets of a national problem Norton), in which he says that no presi$12.95 paper rather than dealing decisively to solve it...
...It's hardning" were nowhere near filling the cru- er to cooperate on common interests...
...suffering...
...country has grown too populous to be govMother of Defiance Clinton was the master of statistic and the- ernable, that the diversity fueled by recent PETER DAINO A Marianist brother focuses on Mary griev- ory, they say, but where are the decisions immigration and recurrent racism defies ing yet strong in the face of innocent on budget, on "pump-priming," on wel- any real unity...
...Does it show an innate disregard ing...
...To paraphrase the trapped in quicksand...
...That heroic age-and to recant on glowing campaign promis- and orchestrated by close friend and proit truly was heroic-is gone forever...
...Even after inauguration day, the old borders disintegrate...
...trip from Monticello to Washington, be- to the country they seek to escape...
...cial subcabinet posts in which policy is What used to be called the `Western determined...
...Cannot the JOHN A. COLEMAN, S.J., editor The tradition of Catholic social teaching own party, former President Jimmy Carter, man who three times during his camon work, economics, peace, the family and its future possibilities...
...Clinton, he estimated, PAUL WILKES Takes us on the road with one of the most foreign policy issues and events like his had to fill vacancies in fifteen layers of respected-and controversial-leaders of the meeting with the Mexican president...
...His inaugural was planned days of the ghetto...
...cold war world is a reflection of this...
...Commonweal 12 February 1993: 7 only half jokingly call operating on CST, Columnist Robert J. Samuelson spells "Clinton Standard Time...
...Is he hyp- Peter Gruber, chairman of Sony Pictures, of its existence: the religious identity of ocritical, as those claim who point to the Inc...
...And Now if you have a theory of society bright January sun...

Vol. 120 • February 1993 • No. 3


 
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