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December 8, 2003

Vol. 189 / No. 19

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Timothy MatovinaDecember 08, 2003

The exuberant and growing devotion of U.S. Catholics to Our Lady of Guadalupe is clearly evident in the numerous congregations in San Antonio, Tex., that enthusiastically celebrate her feast on Dec. 12, including San Fernando Cathedral, where Guadalupan devotion has thrived since the parish’s

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonDecember 08, 2003

Yet another Nativity-model middle school? Yes, this unique educational effort aimed at children from low-income families continues to grow, with new schools sprouting up annually across the country. A former teacher myself at the original Nativity School in Lower Manhattan, I attended the opening Ma

Our readersDecember 08, 2003

The Path to Peace

The interview by George M. Anderson, S.J., with Claudette Habesch, Obstacles to Peace, A Palestinian-Christian Perspective (11/17), demonstrates how the Israeli security wall is really a weapon of war. When completed, this wall, referred to by some as the

The EditorsDecember 08, 2003

Several legislative measures under consideration in Congress could either harm or help undocumented immigrants in the United States. One that would harm them in this post-9/11 period of anti-immigrant sentiment is the CLEAR Act, introduced by Representative Charlie Norwood, Republican of Georgia. It

Faith in Focus
Mary StommesDecember 08, 2003

It ought to be against the law. Eleven children! Can you imagine? I was sitting in one of my college writing classes, listening to my classmates’ responses to an essay someone had written about a family of 11 childrena typical Catholic family, a pathologically dysfunctional family with a rigid

Joe E. JeffreysDecember 08, 2003

Arthur Miller is one of America rsquo s great writers His plays Death of a Salesman and The Crucible reshaped the parameters of theater and thought Arthur Miller is also one of America rsquo s great citizens with a political history that includes testimony before the House Un-American Activities

Drew ChristiansenDecember 08, 2003

With the approval of a new Palestinian cabinet led by Mohammed Qureia the publication of two model peace plans by leading Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and the recommendation by four former heads of Israeli internal security Shin Beth of a unilateral withdrawal by Israel from the West