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February 4, 2008

Vol.198 / No.3
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The EditorsFebruary 04, 2008

Christian Unity One hundred years ago the Rev. Paul Watson and Sister Laura White, co-founders of the American Anglican community called the Franciscan Friars and Sisters of the Atonement, organized the first Christian Unity Octave, a period of prayer for the reunion of the church that extended from

Poetry
Judy LittleFebruary 04, 2008

Homes tent on prairies, grown wheat brims all horizon

Books
Phyllis ZaganoFebruary 04, 2008

Dorothy Stang the American missionary murdered in Brazil three years ago shines forth in two new biographies that join the growing network of materials about her life and work Roseanne Murphy also a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the biographer of their congregation 8217 s fo

Columns
Maryann Cusimano LoveFebruary 04, 2008

As Lent begins, the Scripture readings from the Book of Exodus tell harrowing stories of a religious minority fleeing persecution in the Middle East. Spending long and difficult years in the desert, the people wonder if they will ever know a stable, non-nomadic life again. A few weeks back the Holy

Dear Nelson,

Patrick Symmes, the author of The Boys from Dolores, is a talented wordsmith. The reader can almost smell the dust

Faith The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonFebruary 04, 2008

The Scripture readings for the Sundays of Lent are extraordinarily rich.

Faith in Focus
Matthew P. MollFebruary 04, 2008

Sunday Mass at St. Mary parish in Manhattans Lower East Side could remind an observer of the childrens visual riddle: Which one of these things is not like the others? Among the sea of Latinos, who make up roughly 75 percent of the parishs population, stands Father Neil Connolly, 100 percent Irish-A