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Giving thanks for America

The vagaries of scheduling put me in Europe for the week before the November 4 election. In conversations in both Rome and Cracow, I was struck by the frequency with […]

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The two Americas

By the dawn’s early light on Nov. 5, two distinct Americas hove into view. The two Americas are not defined by conventional economic, ethnic or religious categories; it’s not rich […]

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Adult interreligious dialogue

Father Christian Troll, a German Jesuit, is one of the Catholic Church’s leading students of Islam and a key figure in the Catholic-Islamic dialogue launched by Pope Benedict XVI’s September […]

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The Christian story and the world’s story

I can’t remember precisely when I fell in love with history, but it was surely in the first innings of my reading life. Granted, this was easier in the days […]