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September 11, 2006

Vol.195 / No.6
The Word
Daniel J. Harrington September 11, 2006

In approaching the mystery of suffering the Christian Bible puts forward Jesus as an example of fidelity a compassionate companion and a model of hope In many respects Jesus follows the pattern set by the Servant of the Lord in Isaiah 40 ndash 55 The Bible also challenges us where possible to

George A. Lopez September 11, 2006

Pundits have been busy since mid-summer speculating about “where we are” five years after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. But analysis of whether we are safer now, or if we are winning the global war on terror must be balanced by some reflection on the ethical climate of the hal

Editorials
The Editors September 11, 2006

As the nation prepares to observe the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, national security is poised to become once again the central issue in the electoral season. The question is hardly academic, given the revelation in August of a foiled terrorist plot to blow up Americ

Faith in Focus
Stafford Betty September 11, 2006

Karen Armstrong, the author of The Great Transformation (2005), A Short History of Myth (2005) and Spiral Staircase (2004), The Battle for God (2000) and A History of God (1994), among other books, has referred to the issue of an afterlife as a red herringsomething that distracts attention from more

Books
Kristin Shrader-Frechette September 11, 2006

Years ago my husband and I spent a grim rainy day at the former Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany The museum rsquo s last exhibit in white letters against a black background was a single line from American philosopher George Santayana Those who forget the past are condemned to repea

Columns
Margaret Silf September 11, 2006

Lisa and Louise had never met until the morning of July 7, 2005, when they found themselves sitting next to each other on the top deck of a No. 30 bus in London’s commuter traffic. They would probably never have spoken to each other even then, given that legendary British reserve, but events w

Letters
Our readers September 11, 2006

Agenda of Manipulation

FIRE, FIRE, HOUSE ON FIRE would have been a better title for your Current Comment Al Gore’s New Mission (7/17). You state that this documentary (I use the term loosely) An Inconvenient Truth, which deals with Gore’s version of global warming, is sobering