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July 2, 2007

Vol.197 / No.1
Current Comment
The EditorsJuly 02, 2007

The Pope and the PresidentThe first meeting between President George W. Bush and Pope Benedict XVI on June 9 in Vatican City was one of many photo opportunities on the presidents quick trip to Europe on the occasion of the G-8 meeting in Germany. Predictably, the president sought to highlight the is

Letters
July 02, 2007

Speak Up

I have now received many positive responses to my article, How Accessible Are the New Mass Translations? (5/21). I am truly edified by these letter writers who have had to look up my address or locate my e-mail to communicate with me. There are obviously strong feelings

Books
Robert ReillyJuly 02, 2007

A review of an anthology of Thomas Merton's writings

William BoleJuly 02, 2007

A few clicks into a Google search of “Professor David J. O’Brien,” someone not entirely in the know could wonder just how many contemporary American intellectuals there are by that name, surfacing in venues within and beyond the academic world. There is David J. O’Brien the C

July 02, 2007

Extended through August!

The Word

At this time of year around Independence Day and with the upcoming presidential campaign in view public debate is focusing on leadership Last Sunday we began Luke rsquo s journey narrative in which Jesus serves as the leader for his first disciples and for us as well In today rsquo s selection f

Faith in Focus
Robert HirschfieldJuly 02, 2007

When he resorts to civil disobedience, his long body hugging the earth of a Palestinian olive orchard or a home slated for demolition, Rabbi Arik Ascherman sets loose upon the Holy Land the ghost of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Like King, Ascherman lets the prophets’ hard-bitten calls f