Opening Church DoorsOne of the towering leaders of the church died on Aug. 24 at age 98, in the motherhouse of the Sisters of Loretto in Nerinx, Ky.
Welfare Reform at 10
Welfare rolls have dropped more than 50 percent over the past decade. Former President Bill Clinton, who spearheaded welfare reform through the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, promised to end welfare as we know it.
Books and Culture
This year, Americans are hearing more and more about the environment and about climate change.
If Franz Kafka were to rewrite the British television comedy “Yes, Prime Minister,” the result might resemble José Saramago’s new novel,
Everybody wants a piece of Flaubert.