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November 14, 2005

Vol.193 / No.15
Edward M. WelchNovember 14, 2005

Jesus did not have much to say about tax policy. He brushed off questions, saying, Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s. The Gospel message does, however, have important implications for how we should collect taxes. Christ clearly taught that we should be concerned about the least among us, that

Philip ClaytonNovember 14, 2005

Those who don rsquo t know history are doomed to repeat it Or in Woody Allen rsquo s more memorable paraphrase History repeats itself It has to Nobody listens the first time round In great history writing the author immerses us in a world vastly different from our own while somehow demonstrat

November 14, 2005

Careful Scrutiny

In his excellent column Of Many Things on Sept. 12, Drew Christiansen, S.J., mentions the contention of Michael Buckley, S.J., that the roots of atheism were in 17th-century natural theology and suggests that the proponents of intelligent design...are repeating

The EditorsNovember 14, 2005

The Senate majority leader, Bill Frist, Republican of Tennessee, complained bitterly that it was a political stunt. He was referring to the invocation by the minority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, of Senate rules to call the body into secret session to discuss the failure of the Senate Int

Robert EllsbergNovember 14, 2005

By any conventional standard, the life of Charles de Foucauld (1858-1916) - soldier, explorer, monk and ultimately desert hermit - ended in failure. At the time of his violent death in a remote corner of the Sahara, he had published none of his spiritual writings; he had founded no congregation, nor

The Word
Dianne BergantNovember 14, 2005

quot Let all be at peace rdquo This phrase from the Rule of St Benedict envisions a situation in which all members of the community are free of anxiety receiving what they need This understanding of peace corresponds with the biblical concept referred to on the Thirty-second Sunday ldquo a l


Plight of Marginalized Palestinian ChristiansThe permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Archbishop Celestino Migliore, made the following statement on Nov. 2 during the 60th session of the General Assembly in respose to the Report of the Commissioner-General of the United Nations