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February 4, 2008

Vol. 198 / No. 3

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February 4, 2008

John R. DonahueFebruary 04, 2008

Three Gospel stories for Lent and Easter

Nelson P. ValdesFebruary 04, 2008

Patrick Symmes asserts that: 1. Santiago de Cuba had the richest gathering of the richest part of Cuba (p. 5). Not quite. Many fortunes were made in Oriente [Eastern Cuba], but the wealthy, as a rule, resided in Havana. One exception: the Bacardi family. [See: Rafael Duharte and Radames de los Reye

James T. KeaneFebruary 04, 2008

The night before my sister’s wedding five summers ago, my family and our new in-laws gathered for dinner at an Italian restaurant in the suburbs of Los Angeles. Because mine is a big family—I am the sixth of eight children, and my siblings have among them 14 offspring—we chose this

Dear Nelson,

Patrick Symmes, the author of The Boys from Dolores, is a talented wordsmith. The reader can almost smell the dust

Of Many Things
James Martin, S.J.February 04, 2008

My nephew, the liturgical musician

Letters
February 04, 2008

Forgive Us Our Sins I Need Your Help, by George B. Wilson, S. J., (12/17), presents the imagined situation of a bishop asking for advice on how to cope with the pastoral problems of his diocese in the face of the declining number of priests. While he considers a half-dozen strategies, not one of the

Editorials
George M. AndersonFebruary 04, 2008

With income inequality in the United States hitting ever higher levels, it nonetheless comes as a jolt to learn that the share of after-tax income going to the wealthiest 1 percent of households has reached its highest point since the start of the Great Depression. Such is the conclusion of several