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September 15, 2008

Vol.199 / No.7
Kathleen Sprows CummingsSeptember 15, 2008

James O'Toole's 'The Faithful,' reviewed


Houma-Thibodaux Diocese Severely Hit by Storm Archbishop Alfred C. Hughes of New Orleans reported on Sept. 2 that of Louisiana’s seven Catholic dioceses, the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux was battered the hardest by Hurricane Gustav. Hughes, who rode out the storm at the St. Louis Cathedral recto

September 15, 2008

National Treasures I was delighted to read Bryan Linden-berger’s account of the restoration of Our Lady of Purification church in Doña Ana, N.M., in “A Church Reborn” (8/25). I grew up in nearby Las Cruces, N.M. Our historic churches are truly a national treasure, and many h

The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonSeptember 15, 2008

The two great attributes of God in the Bible are justice and mercy Today rsquo s responsorial psalm reminds us that ldquo the Lord is just in all his ways rdquo But we also hear that ldquo the Lord is gracious and merciful rdquo and the reading from Isaiah 55 urges us to ldquo turn to the Lo

Vincent J. GenovesiSeptember 15, 2008

What is the purpose of charitable works?

Paul CottleSeptember 15, 2008

A Christian scientist frames a national debate.

William P. GeorgeSeptember 15, 2008

Solitude and undergraduate education