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August 13, 2007

Vol.197 / No.4
John F. KavanaughAugust 13, 2007

Why we should think twice about genetic engineering

In a special issue marking the 40th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, America offers several perspectives on the city and its history.

Faith in Focus
Andrew M. GreeleyAugust 13, 2007

Everyone seems interested these days in defining Catholic identity—movements and Movements, R.C.I.A. and Neocatechumenate, liturgists and “religious” educators, curial vigilantes and the rear-guard of “social actionists.” No one wonders how the Catholic laity define the

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonAugust 13, 2007

As a theological doctrine universalism claims that all of us will be saved or restored to holiness and happiness The biblical version of universalism is more complicated It says that while God wants us all to be saved we all must work at finding a place in God rsquo s kingdom One of the questi

Faith in Focus
Daniel LevyAugust 13, 2007

Seven years have passed since Israeli and Palestinian officials last sat around a negotiating table to discuss the core political issues that divide them. According to the Declaration of Principles signed between Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization in 1993, five permanent status issue

Maurice Timothy ReidyAugust 13, 2007

In the August 13-20 edition of America, Father Andrew Greeley writes about American Catholics Today, a recent


British Abuse Rules Must Conform to Canon Law An independent commission has urged the Catholic bishops of England and Wales to bring their child-protection measures into line with the Code of Canon Law amid fears that false allegations are driving priests away from working with young people. Produc