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December 4, 2006

Vol.195 / No.18
Books
Myles N. SheehanDecember 04, 2006

I plan to make this book required reading for my first-year students at Loyola University Chicago rsquo s Stritch School of Medicine I also would highly recommend it to anyone facing serious illness And frankly that rsquo s all of us It is a marvelous book that will change those who read it and

Kristeen A. BruunDecember 04, 2006

I needed a roommate to share the rent. He needed a place to live. We were introduced, shook hands, and a few days later Roberto moved all of his worldly possessions (carried in a battered sports bag, a backpack and a clothes basket) into my second bedroom, along with a commitment to refrain from smo

Current Comment
The EditorsDecember 04, 2006

Sentencing SaddamWhen a court in Baghdad found Saddam Hussein guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to death by hanging, President George W. Bush hailed the verdict as a milestone in the Iraqi people’s efforts to replace the rule of a tyrant with the rule of law and a vindication

Books
Kathleen Sprows CummingsDecember 04, 2006

Last month students in my class on women and Catholicism spent an evening at a Catholic Worker House in South Bend Ind We prepared a meal shared it with the guests and listened to an after-dinner talk by Margaret Pfeil a staff member at the house and my colleague at Notre Dame Pfeil spoke abou

Columns
Margaret SilfDecember 04, 2006

I still remember the day, back in 1953, when Mt. Everest was conquered. At the time there was great rejoicing, as Edmund Hilary and Sherpa Tensing set the first human footsteps upon the virgin snows of the mountain’s peak. It was many years later that I heard the story of how differently the t

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonDecember 04, 2006

Hope involves wishing and waiting for something that has a chance of becoming a reality The Scripture readings for the Second Sunday of Advent enable us to see what is important and distinctive in the biblical understanding of hope God is the origin ground and goal of hope They also remind us th

Faith in Focus
Jim McDermottDecember 04, 2006

The apocalyptic literature of the Bible, which includes most notably Daniel and the Book of Revelation, exists in the popular consciousness as a sort of hitchhiker’s guide to the end times, chock-full of predictions of the historical events that will lead to the end of human history. Given the