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February 11, 2008

Vol.198 / No.4
Books
Cecilio MoralesFebruary 11, 2008

After traveling through the United States in 1831-32 Alexis de Tocqueville famously marveled at the American phenomenon that gave rise to what we now know as the social or independent nonprofit sector Americans group together to hold f tes found seminaries build inns construct churches distr

Maurice Timothy ReidyFebruary 11, 2008

The relationship between the art world and the Catholic Church in recent years has been, to say the least, strained. To pick two prominent examples, Andres Serrano’s photograph “Piss Christ” was condemned by Catholic leaders when it was first shown in 1989, as was Chris Ofili&#8217

Current Comment
The EditorsFebruary 11, 2008

The Finger of Suspicion “I just don’t believe that people in this country are going to choose their candidate based on which church he or she goes to,” former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said in a recent Republican primary debate in Florida. The problem for Mr. Romney’

Faith in Focus
February 11, 2008

Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers.... Trust in the Lord, and do good. —Psalm 37:1, 3 While we Catholics profess universality, the fact is that Catholic parishes can differ radically. I do not just mean culturally, in the way that a parish on the island of G

Columns
John F. KavanaughFebruary 11, 2008

Im not making this up, folks. Thats Bill Clinton, the man who somehow could say he was against the Iraq war from the beginning, making up a story about himself as if he really had been against the war from the beginning. I am tired of politicians making things up with stories, usually prefaced by th

Letters
February 11, 2008

War Profits I have read numerous articles in America on the war in Iraq. These articles have been well written and based on fact and Catholic teachings. None supported the war. In the Dec. 24 issue, an article by John F. Kavanaugh, S.J., continued the fine journalistic tradition of the magazine. Thr