aration of Church and State is not arndogma.rnSantamaria’s role in the Labor Part)’rnsplit made him a household name,rnhailed or reviled, but rarely ignored.rnWlien Rome responded to his foes in thernCatholic hierarchy, he could no longerrnwork within official Church structures.rnThe Catholic Social Movement hernheaded was transformed into the independentrnNational Civic Council. Thisrnthink tank eventually included people ofrnall faiths and some prominent agnostics,rna particular advantage in this era of ecumenism.rnBob skillfully guided Catholic socialrnthought through the Cold War and beyond,rnsteering a course that never alienatedrnworking people from the Churchrnyet helped Catholics and others to resistrnthe totalitarians of the right and left. Asrnthe leading Australian opponent of communismrnand a loyal friend of the Diemrnbrothers, he supported Australia’s involvementrnin the Vietnam War. Hernclaimed it could have been won, had itrnnot been for treacher’ and ineptitude onrnthe part of American politicians and evidentrnsabotage by the left.rnhi later years, he turned his attentionrnto the internal struggles of Christianity.rnHis widely read monthly AD 2000 shllrngives hope to those who resist the incursionsrnof modernism and politically correctrnglobalism into religion.rnThousands responded to his oratory.rnWith a familiar, slightly staccato voicern(easy target for mimics), he steadily marshaledrnrational arguments and laced hisrnanalysis with homely analogies. Hisrnsternest critics followed his “Point ofrnView” on television, reprinted in his ownrnjournal News Weekly. He could be ironic,rnbut always with charity. His humblernself-effacement was proverbial.rnMy first recollections of Bob Santamariarnare of a small patient man whornwarmly welcomed a nervous young convert,rnjust returned from Oxford in mid-rn1969. He asked me to speak about thernOxford “Slant” group and “CatholicrnMarxism,” the European grassroots ofrnwhat later became Liberation Theolog’.rnA subsequent excursion with his familyrnrevealed a beloved husband and father,rnchallenged in argument by his childrenrn(and enjoying every minute of it). Hernwas also an unabashed devotee of Australian-rnrules football.rnWhen Bob Santamaria ended hisrnearthly journev, he was respected, evenrnadmired, by former foes, including oldrncommunists. He was recognized as anrneffective critic of economic rationalismrnwho gave prophetic warnings of the disastrousrneffects of the unbridled power ofrnthe banks. Yet there was continuit}’ ofrnthought here, a consistency that markedrnhis whole life. Bob taught us to see beyondrnthe standard categories of left andrnright to what matters: the struggle forrnfreedom, morality, family, and civilization.rnIn Australia, we mourn the passing ofrnour captain and guide. But Bob Santamariarnlives on in thousands of men andrnwomen formed and encouraged by thisrnchampion in the perennial struggle forrnfreedom. He showed us what one manrnand much faith can achieve.rn-Msgr. Peter]. ElliottrnEPICYCLES:rn• On the Shoulders of Giants: Apparently,rnnot everything is bigger in Texas.rnIn April, Lenoria Walker, the director ofrnthe Office of Affirmative Action andrnContract Compliance for the city ofrnHouston, was forced to resign after referringrnto a Republican city councilman asrna “midget.” According to the New YorkrnTimes, Councilman Joe Roach is a dwarfrnand proud of it (a midget is small ofrnstature but well proportioned, while arndwarfs features are out of proportion). Itrnappeared that Ms. Walker might weatherrnthe storm until transcripts of her remarksrnrevealed that she considered her minorit)’rnemployees to be more committed tornaffirmative action than her white ones.rnDiscussing her role in defeating a ballotrnmeasure to end affirmative action, shernstated, “I didn’t use everybody in my office.rnI mean, I have whites, Hispanics,rnwhatever. I used the ones that I knewrnwas genuine and the ones that I knewrnwanted to save affirmative action.”rn• Delmarva, My Delmarva? Duringrnthe War of Northern Aggression, Southernersrnhoped that Maryland—historicallyrna Southern state—would join in theirrnfight for freedom. Now, 135 years later,rnnine counties in Maryland are taking uprnthe cause of secession. The BostonrnGlobe reports that Maryland State SenatorrnRichard Colburn, who represents arnportion of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, hasrnsponsored a bill to allow its residents torn”decide whether they want to ask Congressrnand the Maryland General Assemblyrnfor permission to leave the state.”rnColburn has also invited Delaware’srnKent and Sussex counties and Virginia’srnAccomack and Northampton countiesrn—all situated on the Delmarvarnpeninsula—to join the new state. Showingrnhis true colors, Colburn has proposedrnthat Delmarva adopt the BonniernBlue flag as its state banner. While hernadmits that the chances of Delmarva becomingrna state are slim, Colburn hopesrnthat his secessionist movement will convincernAnnapolis that the Eastern Shorerncan no longer be ignored.rnO B I T E R DICTA: The plans for thernninth annual meeting of the John RandolphrnClub, to be held in Dallas inrnSeptember, have been finalized. Thisrnyear’s meeting will be the least expensivernin recent memory, and Randolph Clubrnmembers will receive an additional discount.rnFor details, please see the ad onrnthe inside back cover. For further information,rncall Shelly Benson at (815) 964-rn5811.rnNorth Dakota poet Alan Sullivan hasrncontributed two new poems to this issue.rnA novelist who turned to poetry threernyears ago, Mr. Sullivan’s work has appearedrnin many journals in the UnitedrnStates and the United Kingdom, includingrnPoetry, the Dark Horse, and the Spectatorrnoi London.rnIgor Kopelnitsky, a Russian artist livingrnin Brooklyn, provides our art oncernagain. Mr. Kopelnitsky’s work has appearedrnin the New York Times, the DailyrnNews, and the Washington Post, as wellrnas in Chronicles.rnWhy not buy an extra copv of Chroniclesrnfor a friend? In Illinois, look forrnChronicles at City News, 4013 N. MilwaukeernAvenue, #422, Chicago; B.rnDalton Booksellers, 222 MerchandisernMart, #204, Chicago; Borders, 49 S.rnWaukegan Road, Deerfield; Borders,rnOak Brook Court, Oak Brook; ThernNewsstand, 309 W. State Street, Geneva;rnZines & Beans, 360A W. Army TrailrnRoad, Bloomingdale. In Indiana,rnChronicles can be found at the Little ProfessorrnBook Centers, 6560 W. JeffersonrnBoulevard and 525 DuPont Road, FortrnWayne; Book Corner, 100 N. WalnutrnStreet, Bloomington; and Barnes & NoblernSuperstore, 624 S. Green RiverrnRoad, Evansville.rnJULY 1998/9rnrnrn