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January 30, 2006

Vol.194 / No.3
Mary Ellen DoughertyJanuary 30, 2006

In the summer of 2004, when more than 60 victims of human trafficking were found in Long Island, local residents were shocked. Human trafficking had been going on in their backyards for two years, and they had not known it. Churches opened their doors; the local bishop provided temporary shelter in

Of Many Things
James Martin, SJJanuary 30, 2006

We have a policy at America of not running many obituaries. The practice saves the editors from agonizing over who gets one and who does not. Of course there are some obvious people who deserve obituaries or appreciations. Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa, for example. Over the last year the theo

Leo J. ODonovanJanuary 30, 2006

Some artists whom you think you know well, like some old friends, can surprise you entirely. Perhaps experience has prepared you to share their vision. Or the times have taken a turn that gives the art new urgency. New scholarship uncovers influences and contexts. Radiography and restoration can tel

John F. KavanaughJanuary 30, 2006

Since the terrorist mass-murder attacks of 9/11, we have seen a growing debate over the use of torture. The famous civil liberties and defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, in Why Terrorism Works, wrote a full chapter to justify the use of an authorized torture warrant under highly controlled conditions

Alana Merritt MahaffeyJanuary 30, 2006

The Greeks and Romans believed it:

Karen A. BartaJanuary 30, 2006

Everything about this book is elegant Embossed printing on the book jacket fits exquisitely the beautiful rendering of a medieval painting of a youthful bejeweled Mary Magdalene Equally appealing is the typeset and book design Instead of footnote numbers cluttering the text scholarly notes appe

Lawrence S. CunninghamJanuary 30, 2006

There are so many mistaken notions about St. John of the Cross (1542-91) that we might do well to clarify some of them.