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October 22, 2007

Vol.197 / No.12
Dennis O'BrienOctober 22, 2007

Charles Taylor's "A Secular Age," reviewed

Dotty LynchOctober 22, 2007

George, Ive been standing here for the last 45 minutes, praying to God you were going to call on me. This was Representative Dennis Kucinichs answer to a question posed by George Stephanopoulos in a debate on ABC News this summer in Iowa, asking the candidates whether they believed prayer can alter

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.October 22, 2007

Ours is not a Christian nation.

Faith in Focus
Michael Sean WintersOctober 22, 2007

Why must we turn our eyes from suffering? A reflection on my mother's death.


Religious Freedom at the Core of Peace The only way to ensure that religions contribute to peace rather than violence is to guarantee religious freedom and promote religious education so believers understand that peace and harmony are at the core of every religion, the Vaticans foreign minister said

Peter HeineggOctober 22, 2007

Imagine a trek across many lands--from Xian in central China through Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Afghanistan Iran Turkey and finally Antakya Antioch on the Medite-rraneanby rattletrap buses primitive trains taxis hired cars and trucks one brief plane ride and endless hikes from score