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February 16, 2009

Vol.200 / No.5
The Word
Barbara E. ReidFebruary 16, 2009

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (B), Feb. 22, 2009; Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Steven C. MooreFebruary 16, 2009

A personal perspective on the abortion debate


New Relief Effort on U.S./Mexico Border When Leoba Marcos crossed the Sonoran desert in northern Mexico earlier this year, she did not know what to expect. She made her way in early January with a group of about 20 people, including her husband, 13-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. It was the se

Peter HeineggFebruary 16, 2009

They were nearly all Islanders on the Pequod rdquo Herman Melville famously wrote ldquo Isolatoes too I call such not acknowledging the common continent of men but each Isolato living on a separate continent of his own rdquo But whereas Melville rsquo s multicultural whalers were ldquo fed

Current Comment
The EditorsFebruary 16, 2009

The duty to protect and the perils of Vitamin Water

Of Many Things
James T. KeaneFebruary 16, 2009

Salman Rushdie, Giordano Bruno and religious intolerance