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May 21, 2012

Vol.206 / No.17
Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtMay 21, 2012

Mike Nichols' production of 'Death of a Salesman' breathes and barks like a freshly born thing.

Gerald F. KicanasMay 21, 2012

Psychologists and social scientists tell us that first impressions are very important and that we begin to form them quickly, perhaps as fast as five seconds after we first meet someone.

Late last March, I met Cuba.

My three days in the island nation—partly to be present for Pope

Letters
May 21, 2012

Anti-Evangelization Thank you for the April 30 issue, with “Why They Left,” by William J. Byron, S.J., and Charles Zech, and “The Convert’s Tale,” by the Rev. John Jay Hughes. I found them relevant, refreshing, insightful and hopeful. Despite being a religion teacher at

Signs Of the Times

A Vatican decree on May 2 established new norms for Caritas Internationalis, giving Vatican offices greater authority over the work of the umbrella group of 162 Catholic aid agencies around the world.

Editorials
The EditorsMay 21, 2012

Why are leaders in the developed world poised to sabotage decades of progress against global poverty?

Books
James M. LangMay 21, 2012

"Places of Faith: A Road Trip Across America's Religious Landscape"

Signs Of the Times

Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago on April 25 presided over the burial of some of the 120 fetuses stored at a medical examiner’s office.