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June 18, 2007

Vol.196 / No.21
The Word
Daniel J. Harrington June 18, 2007

We usually associate John the Baptist with the Advent season But here in early summer we encounter John once more in order to celebrate his birth on June 24 So important is this solemnity that today it replaces the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time The New Testament does not supply precise informa

Faith in Focus
Daniel P. Horan June 18, 2007

The importance of solitude

June 18, 2007

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Current Comment
The Editors June 18, 2007

NEGOTIATING WITH IRAN The meeting of the U.S. ambassador to Iraq with the Iranian ambassador to Iraq in Baghdad on May 28, under the auspices of the Iraqi prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, was an encouraging step in the direction urged by the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group. The meetings agenda

Faith in Focus
Sean Salai, S.J. June 18, 2007

Thousands of young volunteers are a bright spot amidst the city's slow recovery.

Books
James F. Keenan June 18, 2007

A new book traces the development of human rights.

Letters
June 18, 2007

Worth the Reading Many thanks for the recent Of Many Things column (4/30) by Patricia A. Kossmann. I always make it a point to read anything that bears her byline. Thus, this expression of gratitude has been long in coming. She always mentions books that would ordinarily slip by without being notice