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June 18, 2007

Vol.196 / No.21

June 18, 2007

Shaina AberJune 18, 2007

Tragedy struck the family of Francisco-Javier Domínguez Rivera, a 22-year-old native of the State of Puebla in Mexico, in mid-January 2007. Francisco was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent while attempting to cross the desert between Bisbee and Douglas, Ariz. The agent reported that he had

June 18, 2007

Several readers have asked how to locate articles from Americas archives on our new Web site. All articles from 2001 until the present are available, and free, to all who register. You can search our database by author, keyword or title on our advanced search page. You can also search by issue by en

Doris DonnellyJune 18, 2007

Susannah Heschel, daughter of Jewish thinker Abraham Heschel, discusses his father's life and work.

June 18, 2007

America Video: Fr. James Martin talks about the spiritual value of humor.

Sean McDonaghJune 18, 2007

With the publication of the report of the fourth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, it should now be clear to everyone that climate change is one of the most serious ethical issues facing humanity in the 21st century. Even President George W. Bush, after almost a decade of denial, has used t

Of Many Things

One of nature’s ironies is that when it comes to wildflowers, the semi-arid West, even the desert Southwest in springtime, outdoes the green-forested East. I am told the secret is sunlight. The open forests and high meadows of the Sierra Nevada or Colorado’s San Juan Mountains seem to sp

June 18, 2007

Worth the Reading Many thanks for the recent Of Many Things column (4/30) by Patricia A. Kossmann. I always make it a point to read anything that bears her byline. Thus, this expression of gratitude has been long in coming. She always mentions books that would ordinarily slip by without being notice