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December 8, 2008

Vol.199 / No.19
Editorials
The Editors December 08, 2008

On Wall Street, reform is the order of the day.

Letters
December 08, 2008

Those Immortal Chaplains I cannot believe that in the article on military chaplaincy by John J. McLain, S.J. (“Showing God’s Face on the Battlefield,” 11/17), you did not tell the story behind the picture of that famous postage stamp which you used to illustrate the article; surely

Books
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy December 08, 2008

Even in the best of times American popular understanding of Muslims has been informed more by stereotype and suspicion than reality But since the terrorist attacks on Sept 11 2001 many perceive the divide between ldquo us rdquo and ldquo them rdquo as a chasm too wide to cross Anti-America

David Gibson December 08, 2008

Do Catholics really read the Bible?

Of Many Things
Dennis M. Linehan December 08, 2008

The global consciousness of America's editors

Faith in Focus
James J. DiGiacomo December 08, 2008

The second in a series for Advent and Christmas

News

Easier to Obtain Weapons Than Food?

The current lack of global arms regulations makes it easier to obtain weapons “than food, shelter and education,” said Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Vatican’s observer to the United Nations. Illicit arms trade has turned tensions