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November 2, 2009

Vol.201 / No.12
Film
John Anderson November 02, 2009

The Coen brothers tackle suffering in "A Serious Man."

The Word
Barbara E. Reid November 02, 2009

Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (B), Nov. 8, 2009

John F. Butler November 02, 2009

Recently my father sent me a rosary that belonged to my Great-Uncle Ray. This was not just any rosary; it had been given to my godfather by his mother (my great-grandmother) when he fought behind enemy lines during World War II. As a symbol of faith, this rosary, with its unique history, is a source

Books
Lawrence S. Cunningham November 02, 2009

The story of an extraordinary encounter at the height of the Fifth Crusade

Signs Of the Times
David Hollenbach November 02, 2009

What happens in Sudan will have important effects on its neighboring countries, all of whom have experienced grave humanitarian crises in recent years.

Editorials
The Editors November 02, 2009

If recent statistics prove to be accurate, then we need to confront autism as a major health care crisis.

Books
Scott Korb November 02, 2009

In early April 1980 the Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe met the Harlem-raised James Baldwin ldquo for the first and sadly last time rdquo at the annual meeting of the African Literature Association held that year in Gainesville Fla Both men happened to arrive to the conference a day late pus