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December 22, 2008

Vol.199 / No.21
Books
Tom DeignanDecember 22, 2008

Patrick Taylor's 'An Irish Country Christmas,' reviewed

Leo J. O'DonovanDecember 22, 2008

Malcolm Miller illumines the Gothic jewel.

Letters
December 22, 2008

Father and Sir In your issue on “The Chaplain Controversy” (11/17), Deacon Tom Cornell and John J. McLain, S.J., agree that soldiers need priests. I agree too. I am a veteran of this current war, and was honorably discharged almost two years ago from the Navy as a conscientious objector.

Of Many Things
Drew ChristiansenDecember 22, 2008

The Holy Land as the 'Fifth Gospel'

News

Jerusalem Benedictines Plan New Center Perched atop Jerusalem’s Mount Zion, just outside the walls of the Old City, the Benedictine Dormition Abbey (the mother abbey of Weston Priory in Vermont) has long been a place of informal encounters among all residents of the city. Through its concert s

Faith in Focus
Kyle T. KramerDecember 22, 2008

Nurturing new growth from life's soil