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August 13, 2007

Vol.197 / No.4
The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonAugust 13, 2007

Luke rsquo s Gospel has been called the most beautiful book ever written It contains most of what has become the Christmas story as well as the sermon on the plain the parables of the good Samaritan and the prodigal son the story of Zaccheus and much more Even Luke rsquo s passion narrative por

Drew ChristiansenAugust 13, 2007

The late John Paul II’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 came as the culmination of the pope’s two- and-a-half decades of religious peacemaking. The personal importance of the visit for John Paul himself was made clear when, following the closing banquet

Letters
August 13, 2007

Not Countercultural Please excuse my sending this comment more than a month after your publication of William Boles informative article American and Catholic, (7/2) on David OBrien. Professor OBrien takes me as representative of Catholics who style themselves as countercultural. I have not used that

Current Comment
The EditorsAugust 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. MeisterAugust 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

Books
John F. KavanaughAugust 13, 2007

Why we should think twice about genetic engineering

Drew ChristiansenAugust 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.