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U.S. Catholic: January 2008

Special issue on women!

A league of their own: Though women have often been sidelined in church life and history, U.S. Catholic readers come up with an all-star roster, writes Megan Sweas in this Reader Survey about the women who inspire us. You’re sure to become a fan, too.

Honor your Father and Mother: There are better ways to imagine God than a white-bearded chap in the sky, says theologian Elizabeth Johnson, C.S.J. in this interview. New images of God can come from the experience of all God’s people—male and female.

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More articles from the January issue:
Shelter me, O God
Faith can mean the difference between life and death for victims of domestic violence.

See no evil
While much of the world has closed its eyes to the genocide in Darfur, Catholics are helping refugees and spreading the word about the tragedy.

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Selections from the January issue of U.S. Catholic

Margin Notes
death takes a holiday Death takes a holiday
But the question is whether executions will take a permanent vacation in the United States.

The Examined Life
Despite terror that women are staging a coup de church, the numbers just don't add up.

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Selections from the December issue of U.S. Catholic

Margin Notes
Bank robbery
Forgive us our bad debts—many of which were made fraudulently to developing countries.

not all roads lead to rome The Examined Life
Not all roads lead to Rome
The diverse challenges of a struggling world need local solutions from a flexible church.

Selections from the November issue of U.S. Catholic

Care package Margin Notes
No more CARE packages
Instead of dumping grain in poverty-stricken regions, we should be investing cash.

The Examined Life
More than words
Rather than threaten our Christian faith, exploring the language and spiritual practices of other religious traditions may instead make us better Catholics.

Selections from the October issue of U.S. Catholic

Margin Notes—Kevin Clarke
Cracks in the system
Deferring infrastructure maintenance for war spending builds a bridge to nowhere.

The Examined Life—Bryan Cones
How green is your faith?
We should honor God the Father by caring for our Mother Earth.

Promise of the Promised Land:
Elias ChacourArchbishop Elias Chacour of Galilee is working to create his own biblical vision of the Holy Land, in which people of all faiths live together in peace.

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Images from Chicago's march for immigration reform

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