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June 18, 2007

Vol.196 / No.21
Books
Janice Farnham June 18, 2007

At a recent viewing of the film ldquo Into Great Silence rdquo I was mesmerized as the camera circled the austere perimeter of a new Carthusian novice rsquo s cell and oratory stripped of any comforts or signs of individuality And then there she was pasted to the wall near a bare cross a sma

Sean McDonagh June 18, 2007

With the publication of the report of the fourth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it should now be clear to everyone that climate change is one of the most serious ethical issues facing humanity in the 21st century. Even President George W. Bush, after almost a decade of denial, has used t

June 18, 2007

America Video: Fr. James Martin talks about the spiritual value of humor.

Shaina Aber June 18, 2007

Tragedy struck the family of Francisco-Javier Domínguez Rivera, a 22-year-old native of the State of Puebla in Mexico, in mid-January 2007. Francisco was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent while attempting to cross the desert between Bisbee and Douglas, Ariz. The agent reported that he had

Poem
Barbara Lydecker Crane June 18, 2007

Wed scatter at our fathers thunder bark:

Books
John J. McLaughlin June 18, 2007

In his beautiful and moving Letters to Sam Daniel Gottlieb a renowned psychologist who has lived with quadriplegia for 25 years imparts uncommon wisdom about the lifelong journey of becoming a man Written as a series of letters to his grandson Sam the book mdash which draws on Gottlieb rsquo s

Doris Donnelly June 18, 2007

Susannah Heschel, daughter of Jewish thinker Abraham Heschel, discusses his father's life and work.