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September 24, 2007

Vol.197 / No.8
The EditorsSeptember 24, 2007

U.S. News and Catholic colleges

Dr. Daniel P. SulmasySeptember 24, 2007

Editors note: This week we have asked two doctors to discuss Michael Sandels The Case Against Perfection, a short but thought-provoking book that addresses the ethical dilemmas posed by genetic engineering. Dr. Daniel Sulmasy, a Franciscan friar, holds the Sisters of Charity Chair in

David GarrisonSeptember 24, 2007

Though we seldom speak of Charles Wright as a religious poet at least not as we might discuss George Herbert or Gerard Manley Hopkins he is nevertheless among the most spiritual of American poets of the last 50 years His poetry is relentlessly attendant to the numinous 8220 I am 8221 he wri

Donald KerwinSeptember 24, 2007

Not since the “Americanization” movement of the first quarter of the 20th century has the United States given the integration of its immigrants the kind of sustained policy attention it deserves. At its best, that movement sought to promote citizenship, to assure that government agencies

Of Many Things
James T. KeaneSeptember 24, 2007

"I'm religious, not spiritual."

Faith Faith in Focus
Rabbi Daniel F. PolishSeptember 24, 2007

The Days of Awe, from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur, afford Jews an opportunity to reflect on what the enterprise of Jewish life is all about. As with all religious traditions, it must be about more than the symbols or institutions of our respective communities of faith. For Christians,


Pope Discusses Exodus of Christians From Iraq Pope Benedict XVI met with Syria’s vice president to discuss the exodus of Christian and other refugees from Iraq, many of whom have fled to Syria. Syria is now home to an estimated 1.5 million Iraqi refugees, and Syrian officials have said the in