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November 22, 2004

Vol.191 / No.16
The Word
Dianne BergantNovember 22, 2004

When citizens of the United States hear the word pilgrim they immediately think of the Puritans who were among the earliest European settlers of this country This is particularly true around the time of Thanksgiving when the words pilgrim and Puritan are often used interchangeably However the

Ellen RufftNovember 22, 2004

I am not certain whether it’s my personality or a result of a traditional Catholic background, but I frequently find myself making resolutions. I respond to all the typical opportunities to start over—New Year’s Day, Advent, Lent—and also create some of my own. The Easter sea

Thomas HughsonNovember 22, 2004

This volume of essays so exemplifies civil yet strenuous exchange on volatile topics in contemporary Catholicism that it exceeds a search for common Catholic ground and becomes instead that much-praised seldom-found reality a community of discourse And that takes into account the sharp point in P

Faith in Focus
Paul ScanlonNovember 22, 2004

This particular Sunday was not different from any other summer Sunday at Nuestra Señora del Rosario parish in Mexicalicapital of the state of Baja California in Mexico. It was scorching hot, with people milling about, finding shelter in a bit of shade in the patio fronting the church, and ladies se

The EditorsNovember 22, 2004

Thanksgiving will be for many in the United States an occasion to gather around tables groaning under the weight of food in celebration of this quintessentially American holiday. But as we give thanks, we also pray for those who are hungry. Not only does hunger remain a primary cause of mortality in

Sherryl WhiteNovember 22, 2004

They’re coming. Just as surely as pumpkins and cornstalks are appearing on porches and doorsteps, you’ll soon see them popping up from behind pulpits. Microphone in one hand, scribbled notes discreetly clutched in the other, the men and women religious of the country are coming to your p

Kirk ZebolskyNovember 22, 2004

Books about America rsquo s grasslands have traditionally been written somewhere else John Price a writer of nature and spiritual essays from Iowa who teaches in Nebraska shows one way to stay at home and find success as a responsible grasslands resident if not necessarily as a best-selling auth