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June 4, 2007

Vol.196 / No.20

June 4, 2007

June 04, 2007

Welcome to the new and improved Web site for America magazine! Have a look around and tell us what you think. You can email us at webeditor@americamagazine.org or post a comment below. In addition to a sharp new look, America’s site is now home to America Connects, featuring all new web-only

Martin MaierJune 04, 2007

Why do you return to your former parish in El Salvador every year or two?

Olga BonfiglioJune 04, 2007

A shoeless boy wearily weaves his way down the street, alone, in a limp pair of soiled shorts and a torn T-shirt. Heaps of trash pile up on vacant corners and in the grassy medians of the citys streets. Dogs of many breeds, some of them obviously sick with disease, listlessly amble around the neighb

June 04, 2007

Foley award winner John Slater on bonsai trees, Thomas Merton and life at the Abbey of the Genesee.

June 04, 2007

Since we launched our new Web site on Thursday night, some subscribers have been unable to log-in. We apologize for this inconvenience. We are working hard to locate the problem. To report a problem, contact webeditor@americamagazine.org.

Carl A. AndersonJune 04, 2007

With a new president in Mexico and a more immigration-friendly majority in place in both houses of the U.S. Congress, our nation is positioned to take a fresh approach to relations with Mexico in particular and Latin America in general. Catholics on both sides of the border are particularly well sit

Of Many Things
Joseph A. O'HareJune 04, 2007

You may not have noticed, but the listing of associate editors on the masthead of this journal is determined by seniority. When I returned from the Philippines in the Spring of 1972 to join the staff, my name was added at the end of a list of seven other Jesuits who had preceded me. Immediately ahea