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October 31, 2011

Vol.205 / No.13
Catholic Book Club
October 31, 2011

A professor of the history of Christianity the popular author and distinguished broadcaster commentator Eamon Duffy has written this slim but fascinating history mdash based on a series on BBC mdash of nbsp the ten pontiffs he deems the most influential Many of the church s powerful spiritual lea

Signs Of the Times

An activist on behalf of indigenous communities on Mindanao in the Philippines, the Rev.Fausto Tentorio, 59, was killed by gunfire on Oct. 17.

John W. O'MalleyOctober 31, 2011

Bishops and theologians at the Council of Trent

Signs Of the Times

Ask the Rev. Laurence Tracy about poverty in his mostly Hispanic neighborhood and he starts talking about funerals.

Of Many Things
Edward W. SchmidtOctober 31, 2011

Halloween was not always fun. To the ancient Celts, it was deadly serious.

Books
Thomas J. ShelleyOctober 31, 2011

At a time when religious orders in the United States are in steep decline, a dose of perspective and encouragement.