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December 4, 2006

Vol.195 / No.18
Allan Figueroa DeckDecember 04, 2006

American Catholics have persisted in viewing both U S secular and church history as primarily a movement of Northern European people and institutions westward across the barren plains But the deeper truth that inexorably is catching up with us is that it is also increasingly the history of movem

Anthony C. E. QuaintonDecember 04, 2006

First there were three. Now there is one. Felipe Calderón is to be the next president of Mexico. After a tumultuous process of post-election negotiation, partial ballot recounting and seemingly endless demonstrations, a winner has been announced. How he governs will be a matter of great importance

Of Many Things
Dennis M. LinehanDecember 04, 2006

When I was a grumpy teenager in high school, I retreated one Advent to the calm of our cellar and allowed only my sister to visit for help. We had a project. It had been years since we had set up the “Christmas platform”; but that year we had a new baby, something of such cosmic signific

Our readersDecember 04, 2006

Radical Reform

I read Religious You Will Always Have With You, by Richard Rohr, O.F.M., (10/16) with great interest. As a young religious I am constantly reading the writings of religious who have more experience than I for insight and wisdom on the vowed life. The article left me


U.S. Policy Challenges Church Aid WorkersThe U.S. government’s policy of no contact with Hamas leaders has complicated church aid workers’ duties in the Palestinian territories, said an official of Catholic Relief Services. The United States lists Hamas as a terrorist organization, and d

Myles N. SheehanDecember 04, 2006

I plan to make this book required reading for my first-year students at Loyola University Chicago rsquo s Stritch School of Medicine I also would highly recommend it to anyone facing serious illness And frankly that rsquo s all of us It is a marvelous book that will change those who read it and

Kristeen A. BruunDecember 04, 2006

I needed a roommate to share the rent. He needed a place to live. We were introduced, shook hands, and a few days later Roberto moved all of his worldly possessions (carried in a battered sports bag, a backpack and a clothes basket) into my second bedroom, along with a commitment to refrain from smo