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December 3, 2007

Vol.197 / No.18
Books
Peter Heinegg December 03, 2007

Ignore the Robin-Leach-like subtitle this is not an ogling survey of mega-moneyed celebrities Robert Frank writes a weekly column and daily blog called The Wealth Report for The Wall Street Journal and he offers us an informative guided tour around an astonishing American landscape Most of its i

Mary Jane England December 03, 2007

Michael Moore’s film “Sicko” uses social commentary to hold health care in the United States up to shame. Though Moore neither adequately diagnoses nor prescribes treatment for the patient he observes—our health care system—his film prods viewers into thinking seriously

Letters
December 03, 2007

Facing the Truth Of Many Things, by Drew Christiansen, S.J., (10/29) is a perfect example of why I subscribe to America. It was beautiful writing about a very painful subject that we all must face someday, the end of a parents life. What is really important in life is the individual human spirit and

Of Many Things
Jim McDermott December 03, 2007

Francis Xavier, meet Ignatius Loyola: re-imagining a famous encounter

Faith in Focus
George M. Anderson December 03, 2007

Much of Mexicos drug-related violence has roots in the United States, our peoples insatiable demand for illegal drugs. State of Siege, a report by the nonprofit Washington Office on Latin America, notes that the United States shares responsibility for drug-connected violence because the level of con

News

Vatican Diplomat Questions Relations With Israel With new problems over visas for foreign priests and the long, ongoing negotiations needed to resolve the tax status of Catholic institutions in Israel, the Vaticans former ambassador to that country said, To be frank, relations between the Catholic

Faith in Focus
Michael Kerper December 03, 2007

On presiding at a Latin liturgy