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March 17, 2008

Vol.198 / No.9
Current Comment
The EditorsMarch 17, 2008

Pictures at a Revolution One pauses before assigning too much significance to the voting patterns of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. After all, this is the estimable organization that deemed Doctor Dolittle worthy of a Best Picture nomination in 1967. Yet sometimes the academys choi

Poetry
Bernard FylesMarch 17, 2008

What wood is this?

News

Chaldean Archbishop Kidnapped in Mosul Kidnappers abducted Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho of Mosul, Iraq on Feb. 29, and killed the three people who were traveling with him. Chaldean Bishop Rabban al Qas of Arbil told the Rome-based missionary news service AsiaNews that Mosul’

Books
William J. CollingeMarch 17, 2008

Ghislain Lafont is a Benedictine monk of la Pierre-qui-Vire in France and formerly professor of theology at the Ateneo Sant 8217 Anselmo in Rome Born in 1928 he has had a long theological career in Europe but has received little attention in the United States A Theological Journey Promenade en

Faith Faith
James Martin, SJMarch 17, 2008

One challenge for readers of Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light, the collection of Blessed Teresa of Calcuttas letters, is to distinguish among the terms darkness, dryness, desolation, doubt, disbelief, depression and despair - the seven Ds.

Of Many Things
Joseph A. OHareMarch 17, 2008

Preparing for the pope's visit

Letters
March 17, 2008

Further Questions Thank you for Gerard F. Powerss Our Moral Duty in Iraq (2/18). It would be worthwhile for leaders of our country and our military first to reconcile with those people whose loved ones we violated. This would, Ihope, lead to some real discussion about Iraqi autonomy over its resourc