November 24, 2008

Vol. 199 No. 17Whole No. 4836 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Giving Thanks: 2008, The New Media Presidency
Mr. Obama's Promise
Barack Obama's election affords our country a chance to reverse its dismal standing in the world.

Articles

Soft Power and Hope
Doris Donnelly
Mary Ann Glendon talks about the art of diplomacy
Maestro of Joy
John A. Coleman
The composer Olivier Messiaen sought to communicate the mystery of Christ to nonbelievers.

Books and Culture

Books
Fighting the Lord's Fight
William Doino, Jr.
A forgotten prelate gets his due
Books
Singed, Smashed, Shredded...
Peter Heinegg
A history of the destruction of books, reviewed
Books
Life Eternal?
Gerald T. Cobb
The Portugese writer José Saramago received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998, in part for novelistic fables that powerfully critiqu
Portfolio
Of Clowns And Christian Conscience
Franco Mormando
Georges Rouault's art draws our attention to the spiritual dimension of human experience

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Expectant Months
Barbara E. Reid
Columns
In the Frame
Margaret Silf
'We all inherit a particular window on God and eternity.'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Letters
Letters

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David Gibson
Don't be misled about the Catholic Campaign for Human Development