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February 5, 2007

Vol.196 / No.4
Books
Daniel J. Harrington February 05, 2007

In the past few years we have been exposed to displays of moral evil 9 11 01 and natural catastrophes the tsunami in 2004 hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 At each point the question ldquo Why rdquo occupied many of us The ldquo religious rdquo discussion too often came down to whether

Columns
Terry Golway February 05, 2007

As Congress and the President debate the merits of sending 20,000 more troops to Iraq, a very different cohort of 20,000 troops is trying to prepare for life after the war. They are the men and women who have been wounded in action in Iraqmen and women whose bodies may never be whole again, whose mi

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington February 05, 2007

What is happiness Where is it to be found Who is happy These questions arise in every generation and in every culture In our early 21st-century American situation it seems that for most of us happiness consists in having money and other possessions ensuring that our material needs and desires

Daniel S. Mulhall February 05, 2007

The population of the United States reached 300 million in October 2006, tripling in size in less than 100 years (in 1915 the population was 100 million). This rapid growth has been spurred over the past 30 years by the largest wave of immigrants our country has ever seen. According to the most rece

Editorials
The Editors February 05, 2007

Fifty-three years ago, the moral issue that most preoccupied the national conscience was not posed by a misbegotten war abroad but by racial discrimination against African-American school children at home. At that time, the 16 states that made up what the U.S. Bureau of the Census called the Souther

Letters
February 05, 2007

Gospel Imperative

In her article What Counts as Help, (11/20) Maryann Cusimano Love suggests that peace cannot be achieved where widespread poverty afflicts populations in conflict over financial and natural resources. The Catholic Relief Services experience in Rwanda graphically

Books
Pheme Perkins February 05, 2007

Professor Bart Ehrman chair of the religious studies department at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has written a widely used introduction to the New Testament and many books about early Christianity The Learning Company runs full-page ads in The New York Times Book Review for his l