This means war: The increasing signs of yet another war in the middle east

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Article War and Peace
Arguments for U.S. military action in Iran feel like a case of deja vu all over again.

A year in the Promised Land

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Article War and Peace
 A student abroad observes how past and present shape the future of the Holy Land.
 

October 4, 2010


Smoke and mirrors: Our nation's image is marred by social injustices

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Article Politics Social Justice
America’s inflated self-image doesn’t reflect our nation’s obvious flaws.

When Harry Potter looks at the magical Mirror of Erised, he sees what he wants to see: his heart’s desire (get it?), a happy and whole Potter family. Harry finds himself transfixed by the beautiful reflection. And that’s the danger of the wondrous mirror, the ever-wise Albus Dumbledore informs Harry: the distinct possibility of never being able to tear oneself away from its satisfying perspective.


Performance review: More feedback on President Obama

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We don't normally publish the feedback from our Reader Surveys online, out of respect for the privacy of respondents (name and city are included in this section), but between the record amount or responses to our survey on President Obama and the passion with which our readers responded, we wanted to share them with our online readers.

We've included some of our favorite answers without any identifying information.

For Catholics, the greatest success of the Obama administration has been:

The passage of healthcare reform.


Performance review: Readers rate President Obama

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U.S. Catholic readers provide a progress report on Barack Obama’s first term in office.

Performance review: Readers rate President Obama

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Article Environment Ethic of Life Politics Social Justice War and Peace
U.S. Catholic readers provide a progress report on Barack Obama’s first term in office.

Hold your fire! Let's call a truce in the war on Christmas

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons
To the barricades, patriots! Lock down the airports! Suspend the Constitution! Appropriate billions of dollars! Prepare a preemptive attack! The enemies, whoever they are, have launched a war on Christmas!

How do you grade the president?

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Conscientious courage

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons War and Peace
Franz Jägerstätter paved the way for those who object to war by following a higher order.

In April 1974, while serving at the U.S. Navy base in Sasebo, Japan, I visited the Atomic Bomb Memorial Museum in the nearby city of Nagasaki, the second city destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by U.S. forces.


Work hard, pray hard: On Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton

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The friendship of two spiritual giants reveals two remarkably different paths to the peace of Christ.

Few have written authoritative biographies of the 20th-century spiritual giants Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker, and Thomas Merton, the celebrated Trappist monk and writer. Fewer still knew them both. But Jim Forest, a former Catholic Worker himself, did, and his unique insight reveals the human side of two figures many Catholics revere as saints, if as yet uncanonized.


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