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September 12, 2005

Vol.193 / No.6
Books
Daniel J. Harrington September 12, 2005

In the aftermath of the great tsunami of late December 2004 there emerged a lively public philosophical and theological debate in the popular media Where was God in this terrible event Why did God allow it to happen What did the victims do to deserve this Did they do anything wrong at all How

September 12, 2005

The Islamic Society of North America, the Managing the Atom Project of the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Churches’ Center for Theology and Public Policy convened a group of 24 religious leaders and scholars, with equal representation

The Word
Dianne Bergant September 12, 2005

I sometimes think that the parables enjoy a popularity that may be misplaced By this I do not mean to question their extraordinary composition or their radical religious message It is just that we may be identifying with the wrong person and then might miss the really subversive flavor of the stor

Poem
Gillian Devereux September 12, 2005

When I say poor, I mean we drank powdered milk,and our meat slid from the can in jellied squares.I mean our TV always showed black, white, or greyeven though the screen promised technicolor.Inside me, color flourished, each ray a wild band,a length of the spectrum. Bent and separated,different shade

News

Charities Gear Up for Hurricane RecoveryCatholic Charities was just one of several national organizations gearing up to provide assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina, which slammed into the Gulf Coast east of New Orleans on Aug. 29 and left dozens dead in its wake. Insurance firms were expectin

Television
Jim McDermott September 12, 2005

A commercial plane traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles has communication problems six hours into the flight. The pilots detour toward Fiji. A thousand miles off their original course, things go bad. Turbulence tears off the tail section, then the nose. The middle section crash lands on the beach of

Books
Carol Nackenoff September 12, 2005

With the publication of One Nation Uninsured the Florida State University sociologist Jill Quadagno joins an array of scholars who have sought to account for the failure of national health care in the United States and to explain why we get so little health for our health care expenditure Classic