• One of the beautiful things about a terminal illness is you are invited into the present, and your friendships become stronger. Your loved ones become more vital and more present. Each day becomes more beautiful. You walk through the valley of the shadow, and it’s riddled with light.

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  • Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan will succeed Cardinal Edward Egan to become the next Roman Catholic Archbishop of New York. National Catholic Reporter correspondent John Allen talks about what Dolan brings to the position and the challenges he will face.

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  • National Catholic Reporter Vatican correspondent John Allen offers perspective on Pope Benedict XVI's papacy, his planned visit to the Holy Land, Catholic-Jewish relations, and recent questions about the direction of the Vatican.

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  • Sholem Aleichem is a writer best known for the stories that inspired the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.” He wrote in Yiddish, the everyday language of Eastern European Jews, and he wrote about everyday Jewish life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. More

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  • It’s not a surprise that America as an ideal offered such possibilities for Sholem Aleichem, even when it disappointed him in its details, because it was a place of reinvention, of transformation.

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  • Earlier this month, President Barack Obama established a Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to advise him on several social issues. Watch some members of the council discuss their roles.

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  • On February 17, a group of Christian leaders from across the political and ideological spectrum made public their recommendations on how to reduce domestic poverty. Watch some of them talk about this effort.

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  • The executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace and a rabbi who chairs the Interfaith Alliance discuss the outcome of the Israeli election and prospects for reconciliation in the region.

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