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August 27, 2007

Vol.197 / No.5

August 27, 2007

Godfried DanneelsAugust 27, 2007

It must be difficult to imagine, for those who have not experienced it for themselves, just how much liturgical praxis has changed in less than half a century. The evolution which has taken place in the last thirty years is barely perceptible nowadays since the new liturgical model is considered evi

Godfried DanneelsAugust 27, 2007

The aim of the liturgical movement was to close the gap between the liturgy of the priest and that of the people.

James Martin, S.J.August 27, 2007

For the past nine years, James Martin, S.J. has run a popular book club for adult Catholics at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, in New York City. As a way of helping readers who might want to begin a similar club in their own parishes, we offer a brief description of a plan that Father Martin

John F. KavanaughAugust 27, 2007

Obesity seems the newest thing to worry about. The real problem, however, is not our bodies. Its our brains. Why is it that children find any kind of food wrapped in McDonalds packaging six-times tastier than when it is plain-wrapped? A Stanford research study found that children between three and f

August 27, 2007

All good things must come to an end, right?

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Francis ChamberlainAugust 27, 2007

Author’s note: The following reflections were written in June, a few weeks after the Fifth General Conference of the Episcopate of Latin America and the Caribbean was held (May 13-31) in Aparecida, Brazil. The conference focused on what it means to be disciples and missionaries of Christ tod

Richard R. GaillardetzAugust 27, 2007

Vatican II marked a watershed in the ecumenical movement. Where do things stand now?