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April 14, 2008

Vol.198 / No.12
The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonApril 14, 2008

In the second half of the Easter season the main questions are How can the memory of Jesus be kept alive and How can the movement begun by Jesus continue after his death and departure Our chief guide in answering those questions will be excerpts from Jesus farewell discourses in John 1417 Their

Faith in Focus
James R. KellyApril 14, 2008

A husband's journey through grief

Editorials
The EditorsApril 14, 2008

Few industries can boast that they serve the public good and also post a healthy profit. Yet that is what newspapers in the United States succeeded in doing for much of the last century. Flush with advertising dollars and comfortable atop the media food chain, newspapers managed to please both their

John F. KavanaughApril 14, 2008

By now, Senator Barack Obama’s talk, “A More Perfect Union,” delivered at Philadelphia’s Constitution Center on March 18, has been analyzed to death. For my part, I thought it a politically astute and important speech that merits reading by everyone, even though it will not s

Books
James R. KellyApril 14, 2008

Charles Morris has written several acclaimed books mdash on the Gilded Age financial crises the A A R P I B M the arms race New York City and the Catholic Church in America He writes like the best professor you ever had mdash no dumbing down presenting complex material in an engaging manner

Faith in Focus
Walter CiszekApril 14, 2008

The things that strike you after 24 years in the Soviet Union

Of Many Things
Drew ChristiansenApril 14, 2008

  With this issue America begins its 100th year of publication, rounding out a century of service to Catholic intellectual life in the United States. Writing in the inaugural issue, dated April 17, 1909, the magazine’s founding editor, John J. Wynne, S.J., wrote that “the object, sc