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February 18, 2008

Vol. 198 / No. 5

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Thomas A. ShannonFebruary 18, 2008

Are feeding tubes now obligatory?

Gerard F. PowersFebruary 18, 2008

Last year 14 Catholic Democrats sent a letter about Iraq to the U.S. Catholic bishops. After citing church leaders just war arguments against the original intervention, Tim Ryan, Rosa DeLauro, Marcy Kaptur and their colleagues concluded that it is time to seek an end to this injustice. They urged th

Of Many Things
James T. KeaneFebruary 18, 2008

Who is America's patron saint?

February 18, 2008

Legalese What a pity that your otherwise intelligent, if somewhat idealistic editorial Migration, the Larger Picture (1/7) was marred by a final bit of unworthy wordplay. Of course there are no such people as illegal people, but there are millions of noncitizens who are in this country illegally, an

The EditorsFebruary 18, 2008

The withdrawal of former Senator John Edwards from the Democratic primary field following his third-place finish in his native South Carolina deprives the national political debate of an uncommon degree of honesty and intelligence. Early in the campaign, contrary to conventional political practice,

Faith in Focus
Michael V. TuethFebruary 18, 2008

Tim Burtons Sweeney Todd, a wicked, bloody triumph of filmmaking, has caught the attention of both critics and audiences and has received numerous nominations and awards. There are, however, a couple of things one should know before buying a ticket. First, it is a musical, which neither the advertis

Faith in Focus
Lea PovozhaevFebruary 18, 2008

I glanced at the clock on the small table between the bed and the rocking chair: 6:45 a.m. It was Saturday of Labor Day weekend, but every day felt drowned in the monotony of motherhood. The baby would need to be nursed soon. I rolled onto my back to say my morning rule of prayer, at least the parts