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October 15, 2007

Vol.197 / No.11
Alexia Kelly, John GehringOctober 15, 2007

Victor Hugo, the 19th-century French writer, famously remarked that nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. The common good—a classic theme of moral and political philosophy with deep roots in Catholic social teaching—is an old idea that has found new life in contempor

October 15, 2007

Air Time Given to Presidential Campaigns

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonOctober 15, 2007

Luke rsquo s Gospel is sometimes called ldquo the Gospel of Prayer rdquo because in it Jesus prays at the most important moments in his life and because it contains two substantial instructions devoted to Jesus rsquo teachings on prayer 11 1-13 and 18 1-14 In the first passage Jesus offers a s

Culture
Michael FedoOctober 15, 2007

I met the writer Donald McCaig a decade ago on a sheep farm he had created for himself near Williamsville, Va., (pop. 16) in rural Highland County. He had left the tense and competitive ad game in New York more than 25 years earlier. My wife, Judy, and I went for a weeklong stay.   Though not p

Editorials
The EditorsOctober 15, 2007

The visit of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, to the United Nations General Assembly in New York during the week of Sept. 23 presented a sad series of missed opportunities. The city’s tabloids, with their vitriolic headlines, and pressure groups, with their hostile protests, express

Michael CzernyOctober 15, 2007

You have argued that we need to look beyond medicine in dealing with H.I.V. in Africa. Can you flesh out your position?    We learn as we go along that AIDS is very complex. H.I.V. is a virus that reduces and destroys the immune system. But it’s also a cultural, familial, communal an

Books
Thomas H. GroomeOctober 15, 2007

This is an important book for the crucial question it raises and its mode of response as much as for how well it succeeds It asks about 8220 how to pass on religious tradition to youth in the context of the contemporary culture of the United States 8221 The response derived from papers of a