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July 2, 2007

Vol.197 / No.1
Of Many Things
Dennis M. Linehan July 02, 2007

Two exemplary priests and their parishes

Poem
Paul Martin July 02, 2007

The first time I entered his empty room

Books
Doris Donnelly July 02, 2007

Instead of writing this review I wish I could send readers a copy of The View From Castle Rock If that seems like an over-the-top endorsement it is fully warranted Alice Munro is at the height of her powers as a short story writer in this collection navigating with extraordinary agility the bor

Columns
John F. Kavanaugh July 02, 2007

No one would choose to live without friends, even if he had all other goods. Rich people and holders of powerful positions seem to need friends…. In poverty also, and in other misfortunes, people think friends are the only refuge. —Aristotle, NicomacheanEthics, Book VII Having heard so m

July 02, 2007

James Martin, S.J., Associate Editor In a way, both of my summertime recommendations are about searching for something precious. A few months ago I picked up a book about a big bird that read like a thriller. The Grail Bird (Houghton Mifflin, 304p, $14.95) is the riveting story of the hunt for th

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington July 02, 2007

The term good Samaritan means someone who helps a stranger in need It derives from the parable contained in today rsquo s reading from Luke 10 A man had been beaten robbed and left for dead on the road from Jerusalem to Jericho Both a priest and a Levite mdash members of Israel rsquo s ldquo cl

Faith in Focus
Maria Leonard July 02, 2007

Witnessing the slow death of a people