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July 21, 2008

Vol.199 / No.2
The Word

People in biblical times appreciated a good meal Even when food was scarce providing a meal for others was a sign of one rsquo s generosity and hospitality The sacrifices that people offered in Old Testament times at the Jerusalem temple were essentially meals with God and God rsquo s people Whe

Tim MuldoonJuly 21, 2008

Five ways to reach out to young Catholics

Editorials
The EditorsJuly 21, 2008

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

Letters
July 21, 2008

A Modest Proposal Since America expresses such confidence in the ability of the United Nations to resolve humanitarian crises in “The Duty to Protect” (6/9), I propose that the U.N. and its entire bureaucracy be moved out of New York to Khartoum, capital city of Sudan and the location of

Books

Redeemed A spiritual Misfit Stumbles Toward God Marginal Sanity and the Peace That Passes All By Heather King Viking 238p 24 95 A brutally honest moving and heartfelt memoir Redeemed is an account of ongoing recovery conversion to Catholicism and a journey across terrifying borders into a new

Blase J. CupichJuly 21, 2008

A bishop reflects on the changing voice of the laity.

Film
Richard A. BlakeJuly 21, 2008

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. Negative reactions can be dismissed as “elitist,” a word that has become pivotal in presidential campaign rhetoric. Positive comments can be lamented a