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December 24, 2007

Vol.197 / No.21
The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonDecember 24, 2007

On Christmas Day we celebrated the birth of Jesus the Word of God as a human being He entered our world as part of a family so it has become customary to focus on the Holy Family on the Sunday after Christmas That there is a crisis in the modern family is hardly news One positive and constructiv

Jim McDermottDecember 24, 2007

Sweden has a population of nine million, of whom approximately 150,000 are Catholic. , a German who is one of 17 Jesuits working there, has been serving in parish ministry in Sweden for 37 years. , an associate editor of America, spoke to Father Dietz recently about Christianity and secularization i

The EditorsDecember 24, 2007

Making the case for God

Current Comment
The EditorsDecember 24, 2007

Killing the Death Penalty

The U.N. General Assembly is expected to call for a worldwide moratorium on executions in a plenary session this month. Although it will not bind individual countries, abolitionists see the resolution as carrying moral and political weight. They also

Faith in Focus
Stephen MartinDecember 24, 2007

As I laid my cellphone on a bookshelf near the door and stepped outside into the late winter afternoon, I remember thinking, What can happen in just 30 minutes? True, my wife’s due date for our first child was just a few weeks away. It’s also true this fact made me quiver on occasion li

Books
Ann RodgersDecember 24, 2007

Lourdes at 150: a pilgrims' guide, reviewed

Columns
John F. KavanaughDecember 24, 2007

In my previous column (11/26), I recommended Francis Beckwiths book Defending Life for serious arguments in defense of human life at its earliest stage. Another powerful defense, more accessible and less technical, is forthcoming in Embryo, by Robert P. George and Christopher Tollefsen, to be publis