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March 15, 2010

Vol.202 / No.8
Books
Aaron KheriatyMarch 15, 2010

Unlike the prose of some childrens books, 'The Purples are Coming!' has a spritely, imaginative style.

Signs Of the Times
March 15, 2010

If King Juan Carlos of Spain signs a new law easing abortion restrictions, a church official said that no action would be taken against him.

Faith in Focus
Christopher BellittoMarch 15, 2010

We did not get ashes on Ash Wednesday last year. Late in the evening a few days after our three-year-old daughter’s heart surgery, I realized what day it was. We would not make it to the parish in time to receive ashes, I told my wife. With pitch-perfect insight, she turned to me. “Babe,

Signs Of the Times
March 15, 2010

Archbishop Peter Smith of Cardiff, Wales, praised the director of public prosecutions for removing some of the most troubling provisions.

Editorials
The EditorsMarch 15, 2010

Recession-driven prison closings may provide state lawmakers an opportunity to promote a more rational approach to criminal justice.

Books
Ilia DelioMarch 15, 2010

John Haught on Darwin, God and the drama of life

Signs Of the Times
March 15, 2010

Plans to declare Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron Jewish heritage sites have generated outrage.