September 22, 2008

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Editorials

Current Comment
Honor Killings in Pakistan, Downward Spiral in Zimbabwe
Persecution in Orissa
Is Gandhi's dream of religious amity imperiled?

Articles

The Apostolate of the Pen
Jacques Maritain

I am expected, I was told, to say a few words about the “Apostolate of the Pen.” Let me confess that I would prefer not to do so, for I am afraid of big words.

The Future of A Multicultural Church
George M. Anderson
Allan Figueroa Deck on ethnic ministry
The Coming Crisis
J. Daniel Dymski
How will priests fund their retirement?
King David's Legacy
Mark Stricherz
Barack Obama's debt to a Catholic boss
Gaza's Children
Donald J. Moore
The innocent victims of wartime violence

Books and Culture

Art
'Life Right Now!'
Joseph Gerics
Bruce Springsteen's music touches on the the edge of religious imagery. But will it ever evolve?
Books
For the Common Good?
John A. Coleman
Stephen Tipton's 'Public Pulpits,' reviewed
Books
The Dangers of Exceptionalism
Claire Schaeffer-Duffy
The French writer Guy Sorman has taught economics, served in public office, traveled widely and authored numerous books on contemporary a
Books
The Wisdom the World Needs
Peter C. Phan
What Gandhi and Jesus can teach us
Books
An Alternative Theology
Lawrence S. Cunningham
Aviad Kleinberg, a professor of history at Tel Aviv University, belongs to that not inconsiderable number of contemporary historians who

Columns and Departments

The Word
It's Never Too Late
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
Blessings
Anne Strachan
Faith in Focus
Forgiving God
William J. O'Malley
Can we make sense of suffering?
Columns
Dear Senator McCain
John F. Kavanaugh
'In the 21st century, nations don't invade other nations.' -- John McCain
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Jeff Johnson
Poem
La Migra
Michael McMahon
Letters
Letters