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August 13, 2007

Vol.197 / No.4

August 13, 2007

The late John Paul II’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 came as the culmination of the pope’s two- and-a-half decades of religious peacemaking. The personal importance of the visit for John Paul himself was made clear when, following the closing banquet

Gerald M. MeisterAugust 13, 2007

The city of Jerusalem has been forever linked to a sense of Jewish identity.   Jerusalem was, is and will forever be at the center of Jewish religious, national and political life. From the earliest days of Jewish living, Jerusalem has been the focus of the Jewish soul. Our father Abraham first

Claudette HabeschAugust 13, 2007

Editors Note: East Jerusalem, often called by journalists Arab East Jerusalem, has been for centuries the heart of Palestinian life. After the 1948 Israeli War of Independence, it continued to serve as the center of Palestinian commercial, religious and cultural activity. Even with the unification o

Maurice Timothy ReidyAugust 13, 2007

In the August 13-20 edition of America, Father Andrew Greeley writes about American Catholics Today, a recent

In a special issue marking the 40th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, America offers several perspectives on the city and its history.

Of Many Things

The vitality of the Catholic Church in China today is a wonder.

Letters
August 13, 2007

Not Countercultural Please excuse my sending this comment more than a month after your publication of William Boles informative article American and Catholic, (7/2) on David OBrien. Professor OBrien takes me as representative of Catholics who style themselves as countercultural. I have not used that