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January 15, 2007

Vol.196 / No.2
Books
Robert K. Vischer January 15, 2007

Notwithstanding the widely publicized campus ruckuses that have sprung up annually over performance of The Vagina Monologues Catholic universities are not the only institutions of higher education struggling over questions of Christian identity It is true that such universities as Harvard Yale an

News

Maryknoll Magazine Marks 100 YearsIn an age of e-mail, digital photography and computerized layout, the Rev. James A. Walsh might not recognize the mission publication he founded 100 years ago as The Field Afar. But Father Walsh, who went on to become a bishop and co-founder of the Catholic Foreign

Avery Dulles January 15, 2007

From 2007, Cardinal Avery Dulles on "the shining features of the Society of Jesus"

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington January 15, 2007

In 2007 the Sunday Gospel reading is almost always from Luke The first part of today rsquo s text Luke 1 1-4 is the Evangelist rsquo s preface in which he explains how and why he wrote this Gospel Luke sought to provide an orderly account based on traditions about Jesus rsquo birth teaching

David Hollenbach January 15, 2007

More than 33 million refugees and internally displaced people languish in the world today. A disproportionate percentage of them live in Africa. Most have been driven from their homes by armed strife. Such displacement is often overlooked in discussions of the duty to protect civilians in warfare. K

Current Comment
The Editors January 15, 2007

New Years Resolutions for the EnvironmentHelp protect the earth by subscribing to some of Conservation International’s 10 New Year’s resolutions. Several strike at the heart of our consumerist society’s most ingrained habits. For water, use reusable glassware rather than the ubiqui

Film
Richard A. Blake January 15, 2007

Thirty-plus years of doing this column have given me quite a high tolerance for awful stuff, but Apocalypto nearly beat me. After an hour, it took sheer will power to keep me in my seat. Yes, most early reviews of the film have been positive, but not ecstatic, so perhaps the problem rests in the eye