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October 31, 2011

Vol.205 / No.13
Signs Of the Times

The government stands accused of nullifying nearly 1,600 birth certificates belonging to residents of Haitian descent.

Editorials
The Editors October 31, 2011

If the U.S. wants to bring about what Augustine called the "tranquility of order," it should first examine its own conscience.

Catholic Book Club
October 31, 2011

A professor of the history of Christianity the popular author and distinguished broadcaster commentator Eamon Duffy has written this slim but fascinating history mdash based on a series on BBC mdash of nbsp the ten pontiffs he deems the most influential Many of the church s powerful spiritual lea

Signs Of the Times

An activist on behalf of indigenous communities on Mindanao in the Philippines, the Rev. Fausto Tentorio, 59, was killed by gunfire on Oct. 17.

John W. O'Malley October 31, 2011

Bishops and theologians at the Council of Trent

Signs Of the Times

Ask the Rev. Laurence Tracy about poverty in his mostly Hispanic neighborhood and he starts talking about funerals.

Of Many Things
Edward W. Schmidt October 31, 2011

Halloween was not always fun. To the ancient Celts, it was deadly serious.