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October 22, 2012

Vol.207 / No.11
Timothy P. O'MalleyOctober 22, 2012

How can you say to a complete stranger, a trusted teacher, a college classmate: “We’re infertile”?

Books
R. Bentley AndersonOctober 22, 2012

Nadime Gordimer explores the complexities and contradictions of life in today's South Africa.

Signs Of the Times
Maryann Cusimano LoveOctober 22, 2012

When extremists bomb houses of worship, who are in those churches and schools? Women and girls. Social science tells us that women are more religious than men, by almost any benchmark and study. Whether you measure belief in God, belief in a supreme being, attendance at religious services, personal

Editorials
The EditorsOctober 22, 2012

Is it ever morally acceptable to detain a person, citizen or not, without charges or a trial?

Poetry
Moira LinehanOctober 22, 2012

     Who were they?—the monks who made this book,

Signs Of the Times

Caritas Spain urged the Spanish government to consider the “sinister concrete implications” of the country’s economic crisis.

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.October 22, 2012

A word from America's new editor