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December 3, 2007

Vol.197 / No.18
The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonDecember 03, 2007

The Scripture readings for Advent promote a promise-and-fulfillment approach to the Bible Most Christians view the Old Testament readings as divine promises that have been fulfilled in Jesus Almost every official Catholic document on biblical interpretation including the Second Vatican Councils D

Faith in Focus
James MassaDecember 03, 2007

A report from an ecumenical congress in Europe

Editorials
The EditorsDecember 03, 2007

In an ideal world, a presidential election campaign would be a time to consider competing visions of the most important challenges that now confront the United States. How to respond to the continuing threat of international terrorism assuredly is one of those challenges. Unfortunately our present p

Faith in Focus
Drew ChristiansenDecember 03, 2007

The aspirations Isaiah voices are ours: for freedom, justice, liberation, and peace.

Books
Peter HeineggDecember 03, 2007

Ignore the Robin-Leach-like subtitle this is not an ogling survey of mega-moneyed celebrities Robert Frank writes a weekly column and daily blog called The Wealth Report for The Wall Street Journal and he offers us an informative guided tour around an astonishing American landscape Most of its i

Mary Jane EnglandDecember 03, 2007

Michael Moore’s film “Sicko” uses social commentary to hold health care in the United States up to shame. Though Moore neither adequately diagnoses nor prescribes treatment for the patient he observes—our health care system—his film prods viewers into thinking seriously

Letters
December 03, 2007

Facing the Truth Of Many Things, by Drew Christiansen, S.J., (10/29) is a perfect example of why I subscribe to America. It was beautiful writing about a very painful subject that we all must face someday, the end of a parents life. What is really important in life is the individual human spirit and