October 10, 2011

Vol. 205 No. 10Whole No. 4947 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Fewer Puffs; Catechesis and Theology; Switch and Bait
Save the Altar Girls
Women must be welcomed into every service and leadership role in the church.

Articles

Will Democracy Bloom?
Elias D. Mallon
A closer look at Arab Spring
Mending Broken Britain
Austen Ivereigh
The government is now committed to tackling both the financial deficit and the "social deficit."

Books and Culture

Culture
St. Jude Among the Brambles
Chene Heady
The spiritual fruit of Christina Rossetti
Film
Struggling with Each Other
Bryan McCarthy
'Higher Ground' shows why when you have faith, it is difficult to understand doubt—and vice versa.
Television
How Dry We Were
Maurice Timothy Reidy
The thirteen years of Prohibition provided a case study in unintended consequences.