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Enlarging the family
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
Is three the new two? Moves in France and elsewhere to stave off population decline are drawing attention to the importance of bigger families.

New Age alchemist turns words into money
Michael Cook | 29 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: New Age
The best-selling fable The Alchemist contains the quintessence of Paulo Coelho's philosophy.

Cashing in on the rage for New Age
Michael Cook | 29 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: New Age
The ideas of New Age gurus are worse than twaddle about crystals and dolphins: they’re appallingly self-centred. Take Paulo Coelho's latest novel, for instance.

This health and safety stuff is pure bull
William Keenan | 28 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
Fussy Eurocrats and their regulations wouldn't get within a bull's roar of the fiesta in a small corner of Spain in early September.

The Myth of Hitler’s Pope
Francis Phillips | 28 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
A fresh look at the evidence has convinced a Jewish rabbi that the controversial Pius XII should be honoured as a “righteous Gentile”.

Forgetting the Holocaust
Michael Cook | 23 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
The death this month of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal reminds us that we are still in danger of forgetting about the lessons of the Holocaust.

Maid in Taiwan
Leo R. Maliksi | 23 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
Filipino women working overseas remit dollars back home and export Christianity to the country where they are employed.

Running out of self-esteem
Carolyn Moynihan | 23 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
According to a 1960s brainwave, self-esteem will save the world from crime, drug abuse, underachievement and pollution. But the evidence is less and less convincing.

The incredible reappearing family dinner
Carolyn Moynihan | 16 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
Don't sell the dinner table — family meals are making a comeback. There is even a book about their surprising power.

Changing unjust laws justly
Francis Phillips | 16 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
If the law of the land allows disabled children to be killed, can there be any cooperation with it? A thoughtful new book investigates one of the most difficult issues of our time.

That elusive one per cent
Aceprensa | 16 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
An international research team has finally sequenced the chimpanzee genome and found a mere one per cent difference with the human genome. Spanish geneticist Julio Coll explains the significance in an interview.

Riches from Botswana
Susan Reibel Moore | 09 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews
The surprising success of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels is due to their simple, invigorating affirmation that life has beauty and meaning.

Project Benedict confounds German critics
Hartwig Bouillon | 09 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: World Youth Day
World Youth Day in Cologne dumbfounded a sceptical German media. Here’s how an unassuming Pope tore up their agenda.

The mystery of Ireland’s youth suicides
Michael Kirke | 09 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
Ireland has the second-highest youth suicide rate in the world. The experts are scratching their heads about what to do.

Will Katrina survivors need brigades of grief counsellors?
Carolyn Moynihan | 09 September 2005 | FEATURES |  
Along with the National Guard, an army of grief and trauma counsellors is bearing down on the people uprooted by hurricane Katrina. But is that what they really need?

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