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Archive for August 28th 2008

Uwe E. Reinhardt, a professor at Princeton University and an expert in health care, describes the different models of universal health insurance, and analyzes the Democrats' health care proposals. Reinhardt also looks at the success of the the mandatory health insurance initiative in Massachusetts, and the challenges of applying that model to the nation. Read Reinhardt's article in America, "The True Cost of Care."

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2009 marks the bicentennial of the founding of the Sisters of Charity by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. The first native-born American saint, Saint Elizabeth Seton was a convert to Catholicism whose childhood was spent in revolutionary war era New York. She married into a prominent New York family and moved in elite social circles, once attending a birthday celebration for George Washington. Sister Regina Bechtle, S.C. discusses the life and work of this uniquely American saint. To read Sr. Bechtle's article "An American Daughter," from the Sept. 1 issue, click here.

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Camille D'Arienzo talks about her article in the August 18-25 issue of America, "Mercy Toward Our Fathers." "Has the church, from top to bottom, determined that those who have sexually abused minors are outside of the circle of those whom God can forgive?" writes D'Arienzo, a Sister of Mercy and regular commentator on 1010 WINS in New York. "Is there no grace left for them?"

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