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May 28, 2012

Vol.206 / No.18
Books
Gerald T. CobbMay 28, 2012

Amber Dermont has written the great American novels--plural.

Signs Of the Times

On May 10 Pope Benedict XVI formalized the status of the 12th-century German mystic St. Hildegard of Bingen, “inscribing her in the catalog of saints.”

Current Comment
The EditorsMay 28, 2012

Feminism and Patriarchy; Far-Sighted Leaders; Still Invisible

Signs Of the Times

“We cannot be silent in the face of words or actions that would undermine the institution of marriage," Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said.

Of Many Things
Kerry WeberMay 28, 2012

When strangers hear what I do, they instantly make assumptions about me.

Books
Dennis M. LederMay 28, 2012

Katherine Boo chronicles life in an "undercity" in India.

Signs Of the Times

House Republicans passed a 2013 budget reconciliation package  that included cuts in social services despite an appeal from the U.S. bishops.