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July 21, 2008

Vol.199 / No.2
Elizabeth A. Johnson July 21, 2008

'God and the New Atheism,' reviewed


Focolare Members Elect New President Maria Voce, a longtime close collaborator of the late Chiara Lubich, founder of the Focolare movement, has been elected the new president of the movement to foster worldwide unity. Almost 500 delegates from five continents voted nearly unanimously for Voce July 7

Is the Pew Report right about the exodus of Catholics from the church?

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington July 21, 2008

Matthew 13 is a collection of Jesus rsquo parables about the kingdom of God the central theme of his preaching and other activities The third and final part of this discourse contains two short parables about buried treasure and an especially valuable pearl and one longer parable with an allego

Marti R. Jewell, Dean R. Hoge July 21, 2008

A new survey looks at young people's attitudes toward ministry.

Tim Reidy July 21, 2008

Americas series "A Closer Look" offers in-depth perspectives on important issues during the 2008 presidential campaign. Here are the articles that have appeared in the series thus far: "The True Cost of Care," Uwe E. Reinhardt, September 8 "Five Myths About Nuclear Energy," Kristin Shrader-Frechet

Current Comment
The Editors July 21, 2008

Torture and Accountability On June 23 the U.S. bishops’ Office of International Justice and Peace, in conjunction with the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, issued a 37-page study guide, Torture Is a Moral Issue, to help the faithful better understand Catholic teaching on torture (a