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December 17, 2007

Vol. 197 / No. 20

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George B. WilsonDecember 17, 2007

Thank you for coming. My name is Bishop Pascal. I am the diocesan bishop of Heartlands, and I need your help. Let me first tell you my situation and some of the options that are being proposed to me for dealing with it. Then Ill welcome your suggestions or proposals. Our diocese has 83 parishes to s

Matt Malone, S.J.December 17, 2007

Adlai E. Stevenson would not have fared well in the 2007 presidential primary debates, though he was perhaps the greatest American orator of the 20th century. “Religious experience is highly intimate,” the two-time presidential candidate once said, “and, for me, ready words are not

Of Many Things
Dennis M. LinehanDecember 17, 2007

The plight of Iraqi Christians

The EditorsDecember 17, 2007

The struggle of the people of Myanmar for justice in the face of an iron-fisted military junta (which changed the country’s name from Burma to Myanmar in 1989) that tolerates no dissent continues unabated. At the center of the struggle is the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi,

Faith in Focus
Robert P. MaloneyDecember 17, 2007

On the list of Christ's ancestors, Bathsheba, Ruth & Rahab stand out.

Faith in Focus
Karen Sue SmithDecember 17, 2007

In Matthews story of the birth of Jesus, we learn that we can now put away fear and replace it with joy, because the promised one of God has come to live among us. Like any good writer, Matthew does not merely assert this major theme of his; he shows us what it means in the lives of different charac

Peter HeineggDecember 17, 2007

Of all the dizzying questions devised 8220 How did language begin 8221 has to rank near the top Humans plainly learn to speak by imitation but back in the beginning who was there to imitate We can 8217 t talk without a vocabulary and syntax 8212 but where did they come from All the earli