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January 4, 2010

Vol.202 / No.1
Signs Of the Times
January 04, 2010

On the eve of its 100th anniversary, Catholic Charities USA is facing an array of new challenges brought on by the prolonged economic recession.

Signs Of the Times

" Tragic Week for African Missionaries Priests in South Africa are targets for robbers because they are believed to have money, several clerics said after a French missionary became the fourth priest to be murdered in the country during 2009. Five people, including three teenagers, have been arrest

Of Many Things
Maurice Timothy Reidy January 04, 2010

Three years and 100 conversations later, the America podcast has proved to be a modest success.

Letters
January 04, 2010

Impressive Restraint I am impressed by the breathtaking restraint exercised by Doris Gottemoeller, R.S.M. (“A Visitor’s Guide,” 11/23). As an 81-year-old with 60 years of living this ministerial religious life, I wonder where is the outrage over the secrecy, the disrespect (of L.C.

Books
James T. Keane January 04, 2010

Sections of John Irving's new novel are a triumph of storytelling, as if the author is shouting: Look, ma, no hands!

Signs Of the Times

" Hell on Wheels A Brooklyn neighborhood recently witnessed the installation of a dedicated bicycle lane to protect two-wheeled commuters and recreational cyclists. Conflict ensued when the local Hasidic community complained that in addition to disobeying traffic laws, the immodestly clad cyclists w

Signs Of the Times
January 04, 2010

A critical factor will be the doctors' evaluation concerning the woman's mental state and whether or not she was "of sound mind."