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December 21, 2009

Vol.201 / No.20
John P. McCarthy December 21, 2009

The hope and solace provided by "The Lovely Bones" is fleeting at best--secular humanism with special effects.

Signs Of the Times
December 21, 2009

“It is inconceivable that with more than 100 world leaders gathered together in one room...they have failed to commit themselves to adequate and binding obligations," said the secretary general of Cidse.

Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ December 21, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And it's starting to bug me just a little bit.

Signs Of the Times
December 21, 2009

"We shall discover the meaning of Christmas in a quiet way and hope for the return of harmony and peace,” said Archbishop Lawrence Saldanha of Lahore.

Signs Of the Times
December 21, 2009

Bishop Howard J. Hubbard, the chair of the committee, called for the development of "specific criteria" for troop withdrawal.

John J. DiIulio, Jr. December 21, 2009

On Afghanistan, President Obama is retracing the Bush Doctrine.

Peter R. Beckman December 21, 2009

Is it really inevitable that China will rule the world?