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December 22, 2008

Vol.199 / No.21
Editorials
Drew ChristiansenDecember 22, 2008

A new instruction on bioethics from the Vatican

Faith in Focus
David J. OBrienDecember 22, 2008

Fourth in a series for Advent and Christmas

Books
Tom DeignanDecember 22, 2008

Patrick Taylor's 'An Irish Country Christmas,' reviewed

Leo J. O'DonovanDecember 22, 2008

Malcolm Miller illumines the Gothic jewel.

Letters
December 22, 2008

Father and Sir In your issue on “The Chaplain Controversy” (11/17), Deacon Tom Cornell and John J. McLain, S.J., agree that soldiers need priests. I agree too. I am a veteran of this current war, and was honorably discharged almost two years ago from the Navy as a conscientious objector.

Of Many Things
Drew ChristiansenDecember 22, 2008

The Holy Land as the 'Fifth Gospel'