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November 19, 2007

Vol.197 / No.16
Books
Peter Heinegg November 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

Columns
Maryann Cusimano Love November 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

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington November 19, 2007

It has become customary to celebrate the feast of Christ the King on the last Sunday in the church year Our main guide during this past year has been Luke a master of Christian spirituality We have covered many topics pertaining to Christian spirituality and placed them in the context of Lukes na

Faith in Focus
William Johnston November 19, 2007

I lead a little meditation group at Sophia University in Tokyo. Every Saturday afternoon we sit around the Blessed Sacrament, some in the lotus position, others on chairs. I myself, alas, no longer sit in the lotus but have to use a chair. We sit in silence for an hour before celebrating the Euchari

Editorials
Dennis M. Linehan November 19, 2007

Two Americans join the college of cardinals.

Books
Patrick J. Ryan November 19, 2007

A new books looks at the sacred Scripture of three religious traditions

John H. Ricard November 19, 2007

My recent visit to Sudan corresponded with the first Sudanese bishops annual meeting in Khartoum in nearly 20 years that included both northern and southern bishops. The bishops, separated by a long civil war, were again united, and the joy was palpable. After a jubilant open-air Mass, nearly 5,000