July 21, 2008

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Editorials

Current Comment
Torture and Accountability

On June 23 the U.S.

Rule of Law
In the years ahead, our country must come to grips with our moral acquiescence to the politics of fear.

Articles

Imagining Abundance
Kerry A. Robinson
The transformative potential of Catholic fundraising
Workers in the Vineyard
Blase J. Cupich
A bishop reflects on the changing voice of the laity.
Will They Serve?
Marti R. Jewell, Dean R. Hoge
A new survey looks at young people's attitudes toward ministry.
Sowing the Seeds for Ministry
Tim Muldoon
Five ways to reach out to young Catholics
A Phantom Crisis
Mark M. Gray, Joseph Claude Harris
Is the Pew Report right about the exodus of Catholics from the church?

Books and Culture

Books
Nothing 'New' Here
Elizabeth A. Johnson
'God and the New Atheism,' reviewed
Books
Going Public
Sally Cunneen
Cardinal Bertone on 'The Last Secret of Fatima'
Books
Books in Brief
Patricia A. Kossmann, Regina Nigro
Film
We Meet Again, Dr. Jones
Richard A. Blake
When a film takes in over $100 million in its first weekend, no one much cares what reviewers say about it. The corporate verdict is in.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Three More Parables About God's Kingdom
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
An Enacted Parable
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Christ and the Cooks
Alice Kearney Alwin
Ministry beyond liturgy for young adults
Faith in Focus
A Friend in God
William A. Barry
To draw close to the holy, pay attention to ordinary experience.
Columns
Parsing Race and Gender
Terry Golway
'Identity politics can be dangerous.'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Karen Sue Smith
Letters
Letters

Web Only

  A Closer Look
Tim Reidy
Americas series "A Closer Look" offers in-depth perspectives on important issues during the 2008 presidential campaign.