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January 1, 2007

Vol.196 / No.1
Books
T. Patrick Hill January 01, 2007

In The Language of God Francis Collins has written more of an apologia for his personal religious beliefs than an argument for religious belief itself Were Collins not one of the leading scientists in the world having directed the International Human Genome Project which successfully completed m

Columns
Maryann Cusimano Love January 01, 2007

"Peace on earth is not just a holiday greeting. Every Jan. 1 the pope issues a message for the World Day of Peace, reminding us that peace is practical, peace is possible, and it is our calling. Peace is practical because it is foundational; without it, we cannot achieve other aims. Catholic Relief

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington January 01, 2007

In John rsquo s Gospel the miracles performed by Jesus are called signs A sign is usually not an end in itself What is more important is the reality to which a sign points The signs done by Jesus point forward to the ldquo hour rdquo of Jesus and to the divine glory made manifest in him as both

Faith in Focus
Ched Myers January 01, 2007

The origins of the feast of the Epiphany are historically complicated and ecclesially disputed. We might think of it as a kind of peace offering from the Western to the Eastern church, given the latter’s date (surely older) of Jan. 6 for the feast of the Nativity. The 12 Days of Christmas, in

Editorials
The Editors January 01, 2007

When the Bush administration took the nation to war in Iraq, like the mythical Pandora it set loose a host of ills upon the world. The invasion opened the way for sectarian strife and civil war in Iraq; it assisted the advance of Shiite Islam across the Middle East; and it increased Israel’s v

Letters
January 01, 2007

Call to Serve

The article Religious Life at the Brink, by Donald Senior, C.P., (10/16) was certainly thought-provoking; but what of today’s brothers? I would like to see an article dealing with them and their call to serve Christ, not only with their hands but intellectually and

Books
George M. Anderson January 01, 2007

ldquo We don rsquo t care about your future You rsquo re an inmate and all inmates are the same rdquo Such were the bleak words of a prison official addressed to Michael Santos who is serving time in a federal facility The official a ldquo unit manager rdquo was angry with him for writing