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November 22, 2004

Vol.191 / No.16
The EditorsNovember 22, 2004

Thanksgiving will be for many in the United States an occasion to gather around tables groaning under the weight of food in celebration of this quintessentially American holiday. But as we give thanks, we also pray for those who are hungry. Not only does hunger remain a primary cause of mortality in

Sherryl WhiteNovember 22, 2004

They’re coming. Just as surely as pumpkins and cornstalks are appearing on porches and doorsteps, you’ll soon see them popping up from behind pulpits. Microphone in one hand, scribbled notes discreetly clutched in the other, the men and women religious of the country are coming to your p

Kirk ZebolskyNovember 22, 2004

Books about America rsquo s grasslands have traditionally been written somewhere else John Price a writer of nature and spiritual essays from Iowa who teaches in Nebraska shows one way to stay at home and find success as a responsible grasslands resident if not necessarily as a best-selling auth

Our readersNovember 22, 2004

Sensitive to Learning

In response to Adults Left Behind (10/11), in which William J. Byron, S.J., observed that society owes our illiterate adults something in compensation for failing them when they were children, a reader, Rudy Cypser, wrote (11/1) that this is another case of finding


End of Catholic Vote’? Church Attendance May Predict Vote BetterThe Catholic vote sought with such determination in this year’s presidential race went to President George W. Bush in about the same proportion as the rest of the country’s votes. As they study results from this year&r

Cecilio MoralesNovember 22, 2004

Jan 8 this year marked the 40th anniversary of President Lyndon B Johnson rsquo s declaration of unconditional war on poverty in America just weeks after taking office in the wake of John F Kennedy rsquo s assassination Johnson rsquo s successor Ronald Reagan asserted in 1988 however that P

George M. AndersonNovember 22, 2004

Martha Stewart expressed disappointment upon learning that she would be serving her sentence at the federal women’s prison in Alderson, W.Va. Its remoteness, she said through a lawyer prior to her arrival, would make it difficult for friends, family members and attorneys to visit. But when the