Our Nov. 30 issue is being printed and will be on its way to you soon. Here are a couple of stories to watch for:
— Russell Shaw has an analysis of the U.S. bishops' meeting last week in Baltimore. He starts: "In a meeting dominated by fallout from the recent election, the Catholic bishops of the United States approved a statement on abortion that sets them on a potential collision course with President-elect Barack Obama and his administration." Read it here.
— Emily Stimpson talks to Stephen Miller, author of "Conversation: A History of a Declining Art," who tells her that Americans aren't just losing their ability to converse civilly about politics; they're losing their ability to converse at all. He gives the causes and the cures. Read it here.