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March 31, 2008

Vol.198 / No.11
March 31, 2008

Values and Priorities Regarding Curbing Medical Costs, by Daniel Callahan (3/10): We already have medical care rationing, and it is determined by who has the money. Countries that have a universal health care system address the rationing issue in a basically ethical way. They do not let market force

Of Many Things
James T. KeaneMarch 31, 2008

The pope visits Yankee Stadium, and other sacred moments in secular spaces

Maryann Cusimano LoveMarch 31, 2008

Peacemaking is not an optional commitment. It is a requirement of our faith. We are called to be peacemakers, not by some movement of the moment, but by our Lord Jesus. The content and context of our peacemaking is set not by some political agenda or ideological program, but by the teaching of his C

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonMarch 31, 2008

The Fourth Sunday in the Easter season is Good Shepherd Sunday with the Gospel reading taken from part of Jesus Good Shepherd discourse in John 10 While most of us in 21st-century America have little or no personal exposure to sheep and shepherds the biblical imagery is easy enough to understand


Founder of Focolare Movement Dies at 88 Chiara Lubich, the 88-year-old founder and perpetually smiling symbol of the Focolare movement, died early March 14 after what Pope Benedict XVI said was “a long and fruitful life” marked by her love for Jesus. Lubich died in her room near the Foc

Current Comment
The EditorsMarch 31, 2008

The Trillion-Dollar War From the beginning, the Bush administration has refused to give an accurate and responsible reckoning of the costs of the Iraq war. From underestimating budgets to requesting funding through special supplemental appropriations, to cutting taxes for the wealthy that resulted i