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September 17, 2007

Vol.197 / No.7
Current Comment
The EditorsSeptember 17, 2007

Its a Dogs Life Cruelty toward pets, all agree, is the kind of behavior law-abiding citizens should not tolerate. Understandably, then, recent revelations that N.F.L. quarterback Michael Vick oversaw a dog-fighting operation that tortured and killed dogs have prompted widespread public condemnat

Faith in Focus
Kevin O'BrienSeptember 17, 2007

A line still forms outside the Father McKenna Center at St. Aloysius Church in Washington, D.C. People come to the cramped but homey church basement looking for food, clothing, housing and personal support. They still tell stories about Father McKenna, who died 25 years ago. To know the story of Fat

Terry GolwaySeptember 17, 2007

As millions of college students settle into the new academic year, criminal investigators across the nation are looking into troubling relationships between student-loan providers and financial aid offices. By all indications, these relationships have very little to do with education and lots to do

James T. FisherSeptember 17, 2007

Editors’ note: The Camden 28, which airs Tuesday September 11 at 10 pm on most PBS stations, tells the story of the 28 activists who were arrested in 1971 for conspiring to break into a draft

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonSeptember 17, 2007

The words ldquo money rdquo and ldquo spirituality rdquo are seldom found in the same sentence Yet Luke and other biblical writers give a good deal of attention to money and possessions In Luke rsquo s own community there seems to have been some tension between rich and poor and he took a spe

Gerald OCollinsSeptember 17, 2007

In its notification on two works by Jon Sobrino, S.J., the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith recalls and re-affirms some utterly basic Christian teachings about Jesus Christ—above all, that Jesus was truly divine and fully human. Such doctrines, embodied in the Nicene-Constantinopolit

The EditorsSeptember 17, 2007

The rise and fall of Alberto Gonzales