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February 19, 2007

Vol.196 / No.6
Current Comment
The Editors February 19, 2007

The Costs of CampaigningWhile the presidential election of 2008 is nearly two years away, the field of aspiring candidates is already crowded. The early start of the campaign provides an unsettling reminder of how costly election campaigns have become. The first index of a candidate’s potentia

Culture
Lawrence S. Cunningham February 19, 2007

It is interesting that in the authoritative Dictionnaire de Spiritualité there is a very long essay on the history of the practice of lectio divina (the meditative reading of Scripture), but only a very short follow-up entry on spiritual reading. The old practice of the meditative reading of Script

Columns
John F. Kavanaugh February 19, 2007

This is what Yahweh asks of you: only this, to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with your God Micah 6:8

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington February 19, 2007

In the church rsquo s calendar Lent is a period of preparation for the solemn celebration of Jesus rsquo death and resurrection the paschal mystery at the end of Holy Week On the First Sunday of Lent it is customary to read the account of the testing or temptation of Jesus Since Jesus had been

Maurice O February 19, 2007

The first question surprised me. We had come to China in the spring of 2006 as a group of college faculty members to experience the old and the new China and to meet faculty and students at a variety of universities. During our first meeting, which took place at Beijing’s Central University fo

Editorials
The Editors February 19, 2007

The execution of Saddam Hussein roused condemnation by the United Nations and European Union leaders. But this widespread international criticism also cast a spotlight on the use of capital punishment in the United States, where public dissatisfaction has been growing. An overview of the current

Poem
Richard O February 19, 2007

A poor thing the past