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November 19, 2007

Vol.197 / No.16

November 19, 2007

John H. RicardNovember 19, 2007

My recent visit to Sudan corresponded with the first Sudanese bishops annual meeting in Khartoum in nearly 20 years that included both northern and southern bishops. The bishops, separated by a long civil war, were again united, and the joy was palpable. After a jubilant open-air Mass, nearly 5,000

Mary Ellen Foley McGuireNovember 19, 2007

Gulnora Huseinova was in trouble. When she got divorced a few years ago, she was left to care for her child, which is no easy matter for a single woman in Khujand, Tajikistan. She decided to start her own business at the local market, but she needed $800 to purchase grain. The problem was that she h

Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen, S.J.November 19, 2007

The 2008 election could be an historic turning point for the U.S.

Letters
November 19, 2007

Intellectual Nourishment The editorial Jaw, Jaw, Not War, War (10/15) was a well-argued analysis of this most frightening situation. It is too bad that such essays in America do not receive wider dissemination in either the secular or religious press. A conversation among like-minded persons is fine

Editorials
Dennis M. LinehanNovember 19, 2007

Two Americans join the college of cardinals.

Faith in Focus
William JohnstonNovember 19, 2007

I lead a little meditation group at Sophia University in Tokyo. Every Saturday afternoon we sit around the Blessed Sacrament, some in the lotus position, others on chairs. I myself, alas, no longer sit in the lotus but have to use a chair. We sit in silence for an hour before celebrating the Euchari

Books
Patrick J. RyanNovember 19, 2007

A new books looks at the sacred Scripture of three religious traditions