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Articles from Vol. 61, No. 10, October

Do Saints Make Good Cinema?
Pyrotechnics, winged horses, and angels once played a major role in films about saints. For modern filmmakers the challenge is to portray what is sacred and holy in a way that audiences will take seriously. Watching Father Ellwood Kieser's new movie...
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Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story
Pyrotechnics, winged horses, and angels once played a major role in films about saints. For modern filmmakers the challenge is to portray what is sacred and holy in a way that audiences will take seriously. Watching Father Ellwood Kieser's new movie...
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How the Church Passes the Buck to the Poor
Last year, the Campaign for Human Development raised $13 million to support antipoverty programs, but the funds aren't offered as handouts - they're used to help poor people help themselves. Congress and state legislatures have been debating ways...
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Momma's Lesson
Moma tried to prepare me as best she could, shuffling between the stove and refrigerator, her slippers whispering on the linoleum; wearing that pink quilted housecoat with the stuffing poking out the elbows. In whispered monologue, her breathing...
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O Holy Goat
For years, I was entirely satisfied with the story of the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25:31-46. The story seems so wonderfully simple on the surface. The mixed flock makes its way up the hill to the she herd, and the shepherd quickly and efficiently...
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The Public Should Finance Election Campaigns
Why is the U.S. government spending money for another B-2 bomber? Having paid more than $60 billion on developing and building B-2s since the early 1980s, the program has long since turned into a budgetary behemoth. An independent study commissioned...
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Vengeance Is Whose?
In the r extraordinarily powerful film "Dead Mall Walking," capital punishment is a central issue. Basically true story, it tells the journey of a man convicted of a particularly brutal murdered rape and his execution for those crimes. But "Dead Man...
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Why Race Is Still a Burning Issue
In 1988, Orion Pictures released the film "Mississippi Burning," a fictionalized version of the weeks and months following the brutal murder of three civil-rights worker in 1964. The film was controversial - critics charged that historical accuracy...
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