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December 5, 2005

Vol.193 / No.18
Books
Kristin Shrader-FrechetteDecember 05, 2005

Consider that cancer is the leading killer of Americans under age 85 that 40 percent of victims are under 65 and that for 25 years childhood cancers have been increasing 1 4 percent annually mostly because of environmental contaminants If the National Institutes of Health are right industrial to

Mark A. LewisDecember 05, 2005

From the archives, the story of the early followers of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Editorials
The EditorsDecember 05, 2005

Botanists in a greenhouse can cross a white flower with a red flower and raise generations of pink flowers that do not revert to red or white. This experiment provides a tiny example of evolution, but it provokes no debate because it was observed happening. The situation was different in 1859, when

Letters
December 05, 2005

Not Rhetorical

Thank you for writing about the important matter of torture and for the good editorial, The Shame of Torture (11/7).

I was a bombardier in Europe during World War II, which I regret in my old age, and I am even more ashamed of our country today because of its

Books
Doris DonnellyDecember 05, 2005

In the last months of his long lifehe died at 98 in 2004Cardinal Franz K nig the former Archbishop of Vienna wrote this very personal book In Open to God Open to the World he highlights milestones in his service to the church as the Holy See rsquo s longest serving cardinal and tireless bridge

David HollenbachDecember 05, 2005

Forty years ago, on Dec. 7, 1965, the Second Vatican Council issued its “Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.” This conciliar text laid out the most challenging vision of the church’s social mission of the modern era. It proclaimed that the Catholic community sh

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonDecember 05, 2005

The Third Sunday of Advent is traditionally known as Gaudete Sunday from the Latin verb for ldquo rejoice rdquo The opening line in Paul rsquo s list of imperatives at the end of 1 Thessalonians captures the spirit of the day ldquo Rejoice always rdquo Besides the theme of joy running throug