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December 24, 2007

Vol. 197 / No. 21

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Jim McDermottDecember 24, 2007

Sweden has a population of nine million, of whom approximately 150,000 are Catholic. , a German who is one of 17 Jesuits working there, has been serving in parish ministry in Sweden for 37 years. , an associate editor of America, spoke to Father Dietz recently about Christianity and secularization i

The EditorsDecember 24, 2007

Unless otherwise noted, information is from surveys filled out by the candidates, at www.vote-smart.org. • Total Number of Candidate Marriages: Giuliani and Kucinich have each been divorced twice, married three times; Gravel, Dodd, McCain and Thompson have each been divorced once, married twi

George N. NiederauerDecember 24, 2007

Flannery O’Connor died during the Second Vatican Council, while the bishops were writing anew what she had always known: that the church is the body of Christ, the people of God; that laypeople are its flesh and blood; and that the clergy and religious orders are its servant-leaders. While O&#

The EditorsDecember 24, 2007

Making the case for God

Of Many Things
Karen Sue SmithDecember 24, 2007

It poured rain the entire day that Christmas in Georgia, but we never let it dampen our spirits. I was visiting close neighbors, Sam and Beth and their young son. The three of us had prepared a vegetarian feast of succulent grain dishes, vegetable medleys, fruits, nuts, goat cheese and breads, not t

December 24, 2007

Fatal Love In the Signs of the Times story about Franz Jägerstätter (11/12), the author writes, Blessed Jägerstätter was beatified as a martyr, which means he was killed out of hatred for the faith. In other words, someones hate got Franz into heaven. But such is decidedly not the case. It is in