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July 2, 2007

Vol.197 / No.1
Robert ReillyJuly 02, 2007

A review of an anthology of Thomas Merton's writings

William BoleJuly 02, 2007

A few clicks into a Google search of “Professor David J. O’Brien,” someone not entirely in the know could wonder just how many contemporary American intellectuals there are by that name, surfacing in venues within and beyond the academic world. There is David J. O’Brien the C

July 02, 2007

Extended through August!

The Word

At this time of year around Independence Day and with the upcoming presidential campaign in view public debate is focusing on leadership Last Sunday we began Luke rsquo s journey narrative in which Jesus serves as the leader for his first disciples and for us as well In today rsquo s selection f

Faith in Focus
Robert HirschfieldJuly 02, 2007

When he resorts to civil disobedience, his long body hugging the earth of a Palestinian olive orchard or a home slated for demolition, Rabbi Arik Ascherman sets loose upon the Holy Land the ghost of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Like King, Ascherman lets the prophets’ hard-bitten calls f

The EditorsJuly 02, 2007

July 4, 2007 should be an occasion for citizens to reclaim government from the forces that threaten to capture and corrupt it.


At Assisi, Pope Appeals for Mideast Peace On a pilgrimage to the birthplace of St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Benedict XVI appealed for peace in the Middle East and a return to responsible and sincere dialogue to end armed conflicts. The popes one-day trip June 17 marked the 800th anniversary of the c