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July 21, 2008

Vol.199 / No.2
Editorials
The EditorsJuly 21, 2008

In the years ahead, our country must come to grips with our moral acquiescence to the politics of fear.

Letters
July 21, 2008

A Modest Proposal Since America expresses such confidence in the ability of the United Nations to resolve humanitarian crises in “The Duty to Protect” (6/9), I propose that the U.N. and its entire bureaucracy be moved out of New York to Khartoum, capital city of Sudan and the location of

Books

Redeemed A spiritual Misfit Stumbles Toward God Marginal Sanity and the Peace That Passes All By Heather King Viking 238p 24 95 A brutally honest moving and heartfelt memoir Redeemed is an account of ongoing recovery conversion to Catholicism and a journey across terrifying borders into a new

Blase J. CupichJuly 21, 2008

A bishop reflects on the changing voice of the laity.

Film
Richard A. BlakeJuly 21, 2008

When a film takes in over $100 million in its first weekend, no one much cares what reviewers say about it. The corporate verdict is in. Negative reactions can be dismissed as “elitist,” a word that has become pivotal in presidential campaign rhetoric. Positive comments can be lamented a

Of Many Things
Karen Sue SmithJuly 21, 2008

The art of Nelson Mandela

Faith in Focus
Alice Kearney AlwinJuly 21, 2008

Ministry beyond liturgy for young adults