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November 5, 2007

Vol.197 / No.14

November 5, 2007

Matt Malone, S.J.November 05, 2007

Aided by the moral teaching of the church, U.S. Catholics should carefully form their consciences in order to participate in public life, according to a draft document on faith and citizenship prepared by the Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and made available to A

Myles N. SheehanNovember 05, 2007

At most medical schools in the United States, students are given a white coat during a ceremony in the first weeks after matriculation, and they are told about the role they will play and their obligation to serve others. These days medical training, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate (resid

Of Many Things
James Martin, S.J.November 05, 2007

Praying with the Quakers in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Letters
November 05, 2007

Financial Priorities In It Starts in Mexico (10/15), Tim Padgetts apology to his fellow Catholics for criticizing poor Mexicans choice to build ostentatious churches with their remittance monies is a nice touch, especially when such profligacy is equated with purchasing flashy trucks and wide-screen

Editorials
The EditorsNovember 05, 2007

The Bush administration's denial of engaging in torture must be exposed.

Faith in Focus
Jim McDermottNovember 05, 2007

Larry and Donna Smith had it good. He worked as an engineer, she as a newspaper editor. They had a happy family and their health—the middle-class American dream. Then Donna was diagnosed with cancer; and Larry had a heart attack, and then another, and another. And the real nightmare began. Alt

Faith in Focus
Kyle T. KramerNovember 05, 2007

In the middle of a muggy summer in southern Indiana, with daytime temperatures near or over 100 degrees, it is hot on our little organic vegetable farm in the Ohio River valley. And although we have central air conditioning in our home, this summer we decided not to turn it on. Why has my family ch