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November 28, 2005

Vol.193 / No.17
Of Many Things
George M. AndersonNovember 28, 2005

"Here today, gone tomorrow.” That familiar saying can apply to many things, including buildings and rare architectural artifacts. In a city like New York, buildings are torn down and replaced in a matter of months, their original accompanying artifacts lost. With this destruction of older

Faith in Focus
Ladislas OrsyNovember 28, 2005

We are pilgrim people. So the Second Vatican Council proclaimed 16 times in its documents. Ever since Catholics heard these words, they have echoed them in songs and chants: we are pilgrims on the march, “for here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city which is to come” (Heb 13:14

Terry GolwayNovember 28, 2005

The question of how the United States is treating, or mistreating, prisoners captured in the war on terror has been simmering for some time. Indeed, it has been an issue ever since George W. Bush’s post-9/11 speech, when he committed the United States to a global fight against terrorism, a fig

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonNovember 28, 2005

If you want to drive a New Testament scholar crazy start talking about how we bring about the kingdom of God Such talk is both unbiblical and bad theology It is God rsquo s kingdom to bring when and how God sees fit Our task and privilege is to bear witness to and cooperate in God rsquo s work

Faith in Focus
Teri BlairNovember 28, 2005

I was traveling toward a major metropolitan area on the last day of a long holiday weekend. You can picture the scene: as far as the eye could see, both lanes were clogged, moving slowly. It was the sort of traffic that leaves only one option: double the expected travel time, find an entertaining ra

The EditorsNovember 28, 2005

Mean-spiritedthat is the only way to describe the budget cuts proposed by the House of Representatives. They are not only deep; their impact will be felt most by the very people who are least able to sustain them, namely, the poorest: low-income working parents, the elderly, children and legal immig

November 28, 2005

Already in Place

It would be a mistake to assume that the recent meeting in Rome of the World Synod of Bishops did very little to alleviate the associated problems of the unavailability of the Holy Eucharist and the shortage of priests (Signs of the Times, 10/31). A decision to go