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November 19, 2012

Vol.207 / No.15
Columns
Margaret SilfNovember 19, 2012

Advent is a good time for turning vague regrets into conscious acts of love.

Gary L. ChamberlainNovember 19, 2012

We are leaving our children a toxic world.

Signs Of the Times
Joseph J. FaheyNovember 19, 2012

Blessed Pope John XXIII published “Peace on Earth” on April 11, 1963, in direct response to the Cuban missile crisis.

Poetry
Charles HughesNovember 19, 2012

His, at the age of six, was to be Zorro.

Books
Jon M. SweeneyNovember 19, 2012

Charles Dickens and the London poor

Signs Of the Times

More than 500 people were killed in Syria during what had been proposed as a four-day ceasefire to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Current Comment
The EditorsNovember 19, 2012

Inhuman Warfare; No PowerPoint, Please; From Roma, With Love