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March 12, 2007

Vol.196 / No.9

March 12, 2007

Michael Sean WintersMarch 12, 2007

Senator Barack Obama, who announced his candidacy for the U.S presidency on Feb. 10, has been lauded time and again for his remarkable charisma. It is true that when he is on the stage, you have trouble looking at anybody else. Yet charisma gets you only so far in politics. Another reason Obama has

Faith
Elizabeth R. SchiltzMarch 12, 2007

Catholic tradition helps me navigate the dangerous waters of medical decision-making.

Robert Joe StoutMarch 12, 2007

Last May in Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s poorest states, members of the national teachers’ union began a strike for higher salaries, which led to an encampment in the city’s central square. The Mexican government initiated a repression of the teachers’ struggle, which then expande

Of Many Things
Maurice Timothy ReidyMarch 12, 2007

Back in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when a group of like-minded individuals wanted to found a movement, they usually started by founding a magazine. The Atlantic Monthly was the brainchild of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson and other Boston luminaries who wanted to create a place t

Letters
March 12, 2007

Into the Richness

Kudos for selecting a beautiful piece of artwork from the award-winning and gifted Janet McKenzie for the cover of America on Feb. 19. The painting of Mary Magdalene and Jesus provoked for me such a lengthy meditation that it was quite a while before I

Editorials
The EditorsMarch 12, 2007

The 12 jurors responsible for deciding the fate of I. Lewis Libby Jr., former chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney, faced a perplexing task. Mr. Libby was charged with obstruction of justice, lying to federal agents and perjuring himself before a grand jury during an investigation to determ

Books
Kevin O'NeilMarch 12, 2007

Two churchmen made headlines in 2006 with their comments about mandatory celibacy for Latin rite Catholic priests Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo of Zambia dropped from sight in Rome and appeared in the United States with his wife Maria Sung In July he founded Married Priests Now an association of m