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July 20, 2009

Vol.201 / No.2
Signs Of the Times
July 20, 2009

The ambiguities in a seven-year-old document from Catholic and Jewish dialogue partners are continuing to cause confusion.

The Word
Barbara E. ReidJuly 20, 2009

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B), Aug. 2, 2009

Faith in Focus
Carol K. CoburnJuly 20, 2009

My companion said it out loud first: “Carol, we’re in trouble.” She was right. Early that morning we had set off for the last leg of a five-day backpacking trek through the beautiful but challenging Weminuche Wilderness in southern Colorado. We had survived fierce sun, raging creek

Robert E. LauderJuly 20, 2009

God, Samuel Beckett and the 'Theater of the Absurd'

Signs Of the Times
July 20, 2009

Christian and Muslim leaders called two bomb blasts in Jakarta on July 17 "uncivilized acts" and urged the police to apprehend the culprits.

Current Comment
The EditorsJuly 20, 2009

Healthier Already; Pope and President; Mere Pious Legend?

This is shaping up as the season of “kindness.” I’ll cite only three book examples. First, there is On Kindness, by Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $20 hardcover). Phillips is a psychoanalyst who has written 12 other books. Taylor has written acclaime