Reading Sister Joan Chittister's column is always an educational experience. Some weeks it can be downright earth-shattering.
Have we, in all our power, forgotten all of our ideals? Are ideals only for the poor and the powerless? Is power the only foreign policy the powerful need to apply? And is it really working in Iraq -- a country on the verge of civil war, crippled physically, full of anger, and unsafe -- both for us and for them?
From where I stand, these are the questions real patriots ask. But are we?