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October 3, 2011

Vol.205 / No.9
Thomas J. MassaroOctober 03, 2011

The fate of civilians in America's wars

Signs Of the Times

Deb Word finds shelter for homeless gay and lesbian teens who have been shunned by their own parents.

Of Many Things
Drew ChristiansenOctober 03, 2011

Even under the best of circumstances, listening can be a painful sort of asceticism.

William J. OMalleyOctober 03, 2011

The innermost core of the religious education problem is the why.

Signs Of the Times

The heads of the Christian churches in Jerusalem, including the Latin patriarch, Fouad Twal, reiterated their sense that “a two-state solution serves the cause of peace and justice."

Current Comment
The EditorsOctober 03, 2011

Needless Defaults; Google's Name Game; High-Speed, Low-Cost

October 03, 2011

" Just Asking Re the Signs of the Times item “Church Membership Trends Downward” (9/12): Total births from 2000 to 2009 in the United States did not fall, but rose slightly during the first decade of the century to 4,131,019 from 4,058,814. But the statistics are not broken down accordin