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March 2, 2009

Vol.200 / No.7
Signs Of the Times
March 02, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI met privately on Feb. 18 with Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representa-tives, and told her that all Catholics, especially those who are lawmakers, must work to protect human life at every stage. “His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of t

Columns
Kyle T. Kramer March 02, 2009

Most men--myself included--are tough nuts to crack.

John B. Klassen March 02, 2009

In the March 9 issue of America Patrick and Claudette McDonald make the case that married couples should cultivate the ancient practice of lectio divina to ground their relationship in Gods love. Over the years, America has published several articles on lectio

Books
Paul J. Contino March 02, 2009

Rowan Williams considers Dostoevsky's Christianity

Signs Of the Times
March 02, 2009

Bishop-designate Gerhard Wagner has asked Pope Benedict XVI to withdraw his nomination as auxiliary bishop of Linz, in the face of fierce criticism. The uproar stemmed mainly from comments Wagner made implying that Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was a punishment from God for sins committed in New Orlean

News

Arab Christians Assess Election Results ISRAEL-- Though former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-line Likud Party and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s more moderate Kadima Party both claimed victory in the Feb. 10 Israeli elections, a certain beneficiary of their virtual tie

Signs Of the Times
March 02, 2009

In Israel, the government is like a broken glass shattered into a bunch of little pieces."