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December 15, 2008

Vol.199 / No.20

December 15, 2008

Gerald P. FogartyDecember 15, 2008

Why did Pius XII act as he did?

Michael V. TuethDecember 15, 2008

The sun doesn’t shine much in the Bronx neighborhood where John Patrick Shanley’s powerful film, Doubt, is set. The atmosphere is gray and cold; its melancholy mood is disturbed only once in the film by a fierce wind storm that blows down many of the bare limbs of the convent trees. The

George M. AndersonDecember 15, 2008

A country rich in resources remains mired in poverty.

Jennie D. LattaDecember 15, 2008

How should we think about bankruptcy?

Of Many Things
Peter SchinellerDecember 15, 2008

A new take on the Roman Martyrology

Letters
December 15, 2008

A Return to Collegiality Thank you for your strong endorsement of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (Current Comment, 12/8). It should be noted that in recent years the Vatican, operating on a narrower understanding of episcopal collegiality, has limited the authority of such conferences. At t

Editorials
The EditorsDecember 15, 2008

From 2008: can prolifers work with the Obama administration to reduce abortions?