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February 11, 2008

Vol.198 / No.4
News

Rector of Seminary in Kenya Murdered A Catholic priest of the Diocese of Nakuru, Kenya, was killed on Jan. 26 as vicious interethnic violence claimed more lives in the Rift Valley. The Rev. Michael Kamau Ithondeka, 41, was killed at an illegal roadblock set up by armed youths on the Nakuru–Eld

Culture
Emilie GriffinFebruary 11, 2008

What to read this Lent

Books
Cecilio MoralesFebruary 11, 2008

After traveling through the United States in 1831-32 Alexis de Tocqueville famously marveled at the American phenomenon that gave rise to what we now know as the social or independent nonprofit sector Americans group together to hold f tes found seminaries build inns construct churches distr

Maurice Timothy ReidyFebruary 11, 2008

The relationship between the art world and the Catholic Church in recent years has been, to say the least, strained. To pick two prominent examples, Andres Serrano’s photograph “Piss Christ” was condemned by Catholic leaders when it was first shown in 1989, as was Chris Ofili&#8217

Current Comment
The EditorsFebruary 11, 2008

The Finger of Suspicion “I just don’t believe that people in this country are going to choose their candidate based on which church he or she goes to,” former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said in a recent Republican primary debate in Florida. The problem for Mr. Romney’

Faith in Focus
February 11, 2008

Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers.... Trust in the Lord, and do good. —Psalm 37:1, 3 While we Catholics profess universality, the fact is that Catholic parishes can differ radically. I do not just mean culturally, in the way that a parish on the island of G