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November 19, 2007

Vol.197 / No.16

Women Foundation Heads Meet With Vatican OfficialsA group of U.S. and European Catholic lay women representing their family foundations traveled to Rome last month to discuss the role of women in the church with leading Vatican officials. Representatives of the Amaturo Family Foundation, the Mary J.

Nancy HawkinsNovember 19, 2007

With The Mother of the Lord the Pontifical International Marian Academy offers the reader a systematic academic presentation on the person and mission of Mary the mother of God The preface of the work explains what this book is and by virtue of that explanation the reader understands what this

Mary Ellen Foley McGuireNovember 19, 2007

Gulnora Huseinova was in trouble. When she got divorced a few years ago, she was left to care for her child, which is no easy matter for a single woman in Khujand, Tajikistan. She decided to start her own business at the local market, but she needed $800 to purchase grain. The problem was that she h

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The EditorsNovember 19, 2007

Hollywoods Drama Strike! After an 11th-hour bargaining session between representatives of the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers failed, the Writers Guild called a general strike on Nov. 5 for the 12,000 scribes covered by the guild. It has been almo

November 19, 2007

Intellectual Nourishment The editorial Jaw, Jaw, Not War, War (10/15) was a well-argued analysis of this most frightening situation. It is too bad that such essays in America do not receive wider dissemination in either the secular or religious press. A conversation among like-minded persons is fine

Peter HeineggNovember 19, 2007

I beheld cried the prophet Jeremiah and lo there was no man and all the birds of the heavens had fled 4 25 KJV One part of the Bible that has gained in heft thanks to the technological horrors of modernity is the apocalyptic genre When visionaries in either testament describe a global catac

Maryann Cusimano LoveNovember 19, 2007

Come play with us under the blanket, Mama.” I don’t have to be asked twice. I set aside my work, civilian casualty figures for the Iraq war, and join the kids under the tent they’ve made of my grandmother’s afghan. “Tell us again about your grandma,” they ask, and