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February 18, 2008

Vol.198 / No.5
Of Many Things
James T. Keane February 18, 2008

Who is America's patron saint?

Faith in Focus
Michael V. Tueth February 18, 2008

Tim Burtons Sweeney Todd, a wicked, bloody triumph of filmmaking, has caught the attention of both critics and audiences and has received numerous nominations and awards. There are, however, a couple of things one should know before buying a ticket. First, it is a musical, which neither the advertis

News

C.R.S. Will Not Leave Despite Tension in Kenya A church aid worker said Catholic aid agencies in Kenya will not evacuate their staff, but he expressed concern over the increasing insecurity across the country. “We will continue to keep a close eye on security issues and take action accordingl

Books
Mary Donnarumma Sharnick February 18, 2008

While Thomas Norman DeWolf 8217 s 18-chapter memoir Inheriting the Trade accomplishes an artful merging of historical explication with biography and travelogue not until Chapter 16 does the author 8217 s central thesis emerge Only then when DeWolf informs readers of his own abuse of privilege

Gerard F. Powers February 18, 2008

Last year 14 Catholic Democrats sent a letter about Iraq to the U.S. Catholic bishops. After citing church leaders just war arguments against the original intervention, Tim Ryan, Rosa DeLauro, Marcy Kaptur and their colleagues concluded that it is time to seek an end to this injustice. They urged th

Current Comment
The Editors February 18, 2008

An Upside of Dynasty The United States has been well served by dynasties in both parties throughout its history and continues to be. Note the Romneys, the Dodds and the Kennedys. And consider the Udalls. In 1880 David King Udall established a Mormon community in St. Johns, Ariz., where the family se

Letters
February 18, 2008

Legalese What a pity that your otherwise intelligent, if somewhat idealistic editorial Migration, the Larger Picture (1/7) was marred by a final bit of unworthy wordplay. Of course there are no such people as illegal people, but there are millions of noncitizens who are in this country illegally, an