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August 13, 2007

Vol.197 / No.4
Current Comment
The Editors August 13, 2007

Conversion/Covenant Members of the Jewish community have made known their concern that the Good Friday liturgy of the Latin 1962 Missal, whose use Pope Benedict has recently encouraged in his apostolic letter Summum Pontificum, will retain an objectionable intercessory prayer for conversion of the J

Gerald M. Meister August 13, 2007

The city of Jerusalem has been forever linked to a sense of Jewish identity.   Jerusalem was, is and will forever be at the center of Jewish religious, national and political life. From the earliest days of Jewish living, Jerusalem has been the focus of the Jewish soul. Our father Abraham first

John F. Kavanaugh August 13, 2007

Why we should think twice about genetic engineering

Drew Christiansen August 13, 2007

In a special issue marking the 40th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, America offers several perspectives on the city and its history.

Faith in Focus
Andrew M. Greeley August 13, 2007

Everyone seems interested these days in defining Catholic identity—movements and Movements, R.C.I.A. and Neocatechumenate, liturgists and “religious” educators, curial vigilantes and the rear-guard of “social actionists.” No one wonders how the Catholic laity define the

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington August 13, 2007

As a theological doctrine universalism claims that all of us will be saved or restored to holiness and happiness The biblical version of universalism is more complicated It says that while God wants us all to be saved we all must work at finding a place in God rsquo s kingdom One of the questi

Faith in Focus
Daniel Levy August 13, 2007

Seven years have passed since Israeli and Palestinian officials last sat around a negotiating table to discuss the core political issues that divide them. According to the Declaration of Principles signed between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization in 1993, five permanent status issue