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November 27, 2006

Vol.195 / No.17
Current Comment
The EditorsNovember 27, 2006

A Guest Comes, Christ ComesStealing a truck to go on a drunken bender in town is not a common occurrence in the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, a Benedictine community in Abiquiu, N.M. Yet the after-hours misdemeanor was perpetrated not by one of the monks, but by a twentysomething participant in

Letters
Our readersNovember 27, 2006

To Be Heard

Have we, and the media in general, completely forgotten that one of the last great peace efforts by the dying Pope John Paul II was to send Cardinal Pio Laghi, the former Vatican ambassador to Washington (Signs of the Times, 11/6), to try to talk President Bush and his

Books
Gene RomanNovember 27, 2006

In October 1967 hundreds of thousands of college students and ordinary citizens gathered in Washington D C to express their outrage about the Vietnam War The pranksters of that time including Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin told the newsmen covering the march that they also hoped to levitate the

Columns
John F. KavanaughNovember 27, 2006

The elections of 2006 were largely seen as a referendum on the policies of President George Bush, especially the military adventurism and looming failure in Iraq. Having learned from the defeat at the polls, the president accepted the resignation of his secretary of defense the following day. Perhap

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonNovember 27, 2006

In the New Testament patience hypomone in Greek is not passivity Rather patience entails active waiting and hoping As we begin a liturgical year in which most Sunday Gospel readings are from Luke I want to focus on the Lukan Advent virtues of patience hope joy and fidelity We wait for buses

Thomas G. CaseyNovember 27, 2006

The location for this year’s Ryder Cup epitomized the triumph of profit in Ireland. The organizers opted for the K Club, a mediocre golf course in comparison with such world-class links as Ballybunion, Lahinch, Portmarnock and half a dozen others. Certainly the infrastructure of the K Club is

Editorials
The EditorsNovember 27, 2006

The most obvious lesson of the 2006 elections, in which the Democratic Party became the majority party in both houses of Congress, is that the election was a referendum on the leadership of President George W. Bush. The president was quick to accept the verdict of the voters, announcing the followin