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November 28, 2005

Vol.193 / No.17
The EditorsNovember 28, 2005

Mean-spiritedthat is the only way to describe the budget cuts proposed by the House of Representatives. They are not only deep; their impact will be felt most by the very people who are least able to sustain them, namely, the poorest: low-income working parents, the elderly, children and legal immig

November 28, 2005

Already in Place

It would be a mistake to assume that the recent meeting in Rome of the World Synod of Bishops did very little to alleviate the associated problems of the unavailability of the Holy Eucharist and the shortage of priests (Signs of the Times, 10/31). A decision to go

Jose M. SanchezNovember 28, 2005

The study of the Catholic response to the Holocaust goes beyond the event itself as demonstrated in this work by Suzanne Brown-Fleming a historian with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum In The Holocaust and Catholic Conscience she probes the career of Aloisius Muench one of the most co

John A. ColemanNovember 28, 2005

On Dec. 7 we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the promulgation of the “Declaration on Religious Liberty” (known also by the opening words of the Latin text, Dignitatis Humanae). No other decree of the Second Vatican Council was so controversial, underwent so many trials and setbacks (

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonNovember 28, 2005

Many people even some with extensive Catholic education confuse the immaculate conception of Mary and the virginal conception of Jesus According to the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception Mary was conceived without original sin and so was prepared to be the mother of Jesus In this respect Mar

Faith in Focus
Leo J. ODonovanNovember 28, 2005

On Oct. 6, 2005, a memorial Mass was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church in Washington, D.C., for Monika Hellwig, the distinguished theologian and educator who a month earlier had become a Senior Fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center. It was the very day and time when she had planned to lead a di


Study Finds Catholic Teens Less Religious Than ProtestantsA wide study of U.S. teenagers has found that Catholic teens lag behind their Protestant counterparts on many measures of religious belief, experience and activity. Only 10 percent of Catholic teens, for example, said religion was extremely i