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Archive for April 30th 2009

As President Barack Obama charts a new course for the country's educational system, Robert J. Birdsell, the president of the Cristo Rey Network, argues that Catholic schools should have a seat at the table. The potential economic collapse of Catholic schools could become a major issue for the president and his education team, Birdsell says, and both sides need Catholic schools to survive to improve the educational outcomes of inner city students.

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A conversation with Justin Catanoso, author of My Cousin The Saint. Eight years ago, Catanoso, a business journalist and self-described lapsed Catholic, discovered that his grandfather's Italian cousin was up for canonization. His book chronicles his attempts to find out more about his long forgotten relative, and his own faith journey along the way.

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J. Matthew Sleeth, a former physician who now writes and preaches on care for the environment, introduces "The Green Bible," a new project that seeks to highlight the passages from Scripture that are environmentally friendly.

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Members of the editorial staff share memories of America on the occasion of the magazine's 100th anniversary. Featuring Fathers James Martin, Joseph O'Hare, George Anderson and others.

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