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February 22, 2010

Vol.202 / No.5

February 22, 2010

Robert Joe StoutFebruary 22, 2010

Halfway across the zócalo, a central plaza typical of Mexican cities, in the little city of Tlaxiaco in the southern state of Oaxaca, I stopped, my appreciation of the mid-morning sunlight temporarily diverted. A middle-aged man and woman—obviously tourists—were sidling this way a

James Martin, S.J.February 22, 2010

America reviews the field

John BorelliFebruary 22, 2010

Catholic-Jewish relations in the United States have grown strained.

Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen, S.J.February 22, 2010

For a Scandinavian-American, a visit from the bishops of Stockholm, Copenhagen and Reykjavik was a rare treat.

Letters
February 22, 2010

Deacons as Co-Workers Monsignor Rubino (“Fraternal Orders,” 1/4) might consider adding a seventh suggestion as “advice for young clergy”: View permanent deacons as brothers, co-workers in the vineyard of the Lord. There exists in our church in the United States an unhealthy t

Editorials
The EditorsFebruary 22, 2010

Working class families should not have to abandon their dream of a new home because of the housing market debacle.

Books
Anna KeatingFebruary 22, 2010

A persuasive critique of the cult of positive thinking.