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March 31, 2008

Vol.198 / No.11
The EditorsMarch 31, 2008

Medicaid, the health insurance program for poor people, is again under assault. Created in 1965 through Title XIX of the Social Security Act, it has been instrumental in providing low-income Americans with needed medical care for more than four decades, serving as a crucial component of the nations

Faith in Focus
Daniel J. HarringtonMarch 31, 2008

A survey of new books on the Bible

March 31, 2008

Values and Priorities Regarding Curbing Medical Costs, by Daniel Callahan (3/10): We already have medical care rationing, and it is determined by who has the money. Countries that have a universal health care system address the rationing issue in a basically ethical way. They do not let market force

Of Many Things
James T. KeaneMarch 31, 2008

The pope visits Yankee Stadium, and other sacred moments in secular spaces

Maryann Cusimano LoveMarch 31, 2008

Peacemaking is not an optional commitment. It is a requirement of our faith. We are called to be peacemakers, not by some movement of the moment, but by our Lord Jesus. The content and context of our peacemaking is set not by some political agenda or ideological program, but by the teaching of his C

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonMarch 31, 2008

The Fourth Sunday in the Easter season is Good Shepherd Sunday with the Gospel reading taken from part of Jesus Good Shepherd discourse in John 10 While most of us in 21st-century America have little or no personal exposure to sheep and shepherds the biblical imagery is easy enough to understand