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December 10, 2007

Vol.197 / No.19
Our readers December 10, 2007

No Simple Answers The editorial Amnesty and Abortion (10/29) raises difficult questions. I agree that we should continue to reach out to those with whom we disagree. But I think it is incorrect to say that Amnesty Inter-national adopts a utilitarian calculus. It is a murky world in which we work, a

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington December 10, 2007

The second Sunday of Advent

David Walsh-Little December 10, 2007

A lawyer hopes for an end to capital punishment.

The Editors December 10, 2007

The case for the legalization of selection conscientious objection.

Faith in Focus
James T. Keane December 10, 2007

For many Christians it has perhaps become commonplace to view Advent as a season of inevitability, a ritual expectation of the birth of the Son of God, surely, but one that lacks suspense. We already know how the story will turn out, dont we? The Holy Family will make it to Bethlehem; they will find

William J. O'Malley December 10, 2007

Do the questions science poses diminish the God of faith?