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September 25, 2006

Vol.195 / No.8
Books
Carol NackenoffSeptember 25, 2006

This year Americans are hearing more and more about the environment and about climate change Al Gore rsquo s An Inconvenient Truth has brought to moviegoers the lecture he has given across the country A Newsweek cover asks Why Saving the Environment Is Suddenly Hot 7 17 a Nation cover proclaim

John F. KavanaughSeptember 25, 2006

The more thoroughly you lay waste a nationlevel its cities, slaughter its people, its noncombatant peoplethe more conclusive your victory will be.... If you want to turn a psychotic aggressor nation into a well-mannered commercial oneif you want to beat swords into plowshares, and infantry

Letters
Our readersSeptember 25, 2006

Voice in Wind

Thank you extremely for publishing such a well thought out editorial, with which I thoroughly agree (Sowing the Wind (8/14). I felt that you were expressing my very thoughts over the last few weeks. It makes me prouder to be a Jesuit who grew up in a Catholic

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonSeptember 25, 2006

In this Sunday rsquo s passage from Mark 9 Jesus offers pieces of advice to his followers about dealing with outsiders and insiders The different sayings were put together at the oral stage with the help of keywords like ldquo name rdquo and ldquo scandalizes rdquo or ldquo causes to sin rdq

Marci A. HamiltonSeptember 25, 2006

From every tragedy there is something to be learned. The Catholic Church’s struggle with sexual abuse of children by members of its clergy is no different. But the lesson is one for the entire country, not just the church. Although there were inklings of the church’s clerical abuse probl

Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 25, 2006

Welfare rolls have dropped more than 50 percent over the past decade. Former President Bill Clinton, who spearheaded welfare reform through the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, promised to end welfare as we know it. Now he, along with Secretary of Health, Educati

John F. BaldovinSeptember 25, 2006

In 2001 the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued an instruction on the translation of the liturgy entitled Liturgiam Authenticam. Five years later, at their semi-annual meeting in Los Angeles in mid-June, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops