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June 4, 2007

Vol.196 / No.20
The Word
Daniel J. Harrington June 04, 2007

One of the great themes in Luke rsquo s Gospel is forgiveness of sins As we return this Sunday to the Lectionary readings for Ordinary Time today rsquo s texts place before us three forgiven sinners David Paul and a ldquo sinful woman rdquo These three figures remind us of the horror of sin

Poem
John Slater June 04, 2007

That afternoon, a retarded boy wandered into the cloister.

Editorials
The Editors June 04, 2007

Raids by federal agents on five Swift meatpacking plants last December around the country, as well as raids in New Bedford, Mass., in March, called public attention to the fear haunting the lives of undocumented immigrants. As the raids demonstrated, fear of family breakup runs high among the

June 04, 2007

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Books
Gerald O'Collins June 04, 2007

Now two years into his papacy Pope Benedict XVI has published a work that is fast becoming a bestseller everywhere ldquo This book rdquo he stipulates ldquo is in no way an exercise rdquo of his official magisterium but ldquo solely rdquo a testimony to his ldquo personal search for the f

Martin Maier June 04, 2007

Why do you return to your former parish in El Salvador every year or two?

Carl A. Anderson June 04, 2007

With a new president in Mexico and a more immigration-friendly majority in place in both houses of the U.S. Congress, our nation is positioned to take a fresh approach to relations with Mexico in particular and Latin America in general. Catholics on both sides of the border are particularly well sit