January 7-14, 2013

Vol.208 / No.1

January 7-14, 2013

Signs Of the Times

Little Olivia Engel was one of the victims of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. Msgr. Robert Weiss, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, said the 6-year-old was to have been an angel in the church’s live Nativity pageant that night.Af

Current Comment
The Editors January 02, 2013

If we cannot control violence in the world, we can try to limit the damage.

The Word
Peter Feldmeier December 28, 2012

The Old Testament is filled with metaphorical language depicting God and Israel as husband and wife Ezekiel allegorized Israel as a young virgin married to Yahweh So when Israel practiced idolatry the prophet likened her to an unfaithful wife Hosea was even called by God to marry a prostitute c

Books
Jerome Donnelly December 28, 2012

David Lesch a recognized specialist in Syrian politics is the author of an earlier book on Syria rsquo s President Bashar al Assad with whom he has conducted several interviews His latest book traces the fortunes mdash mostly misfortunes mdash of Assad his government rsquo s off-and-on relation

Signs Of the Times

Thaddeus Ma Daqin allegedly violated the rules for episcopal ordinations.

Letters
December 28, 2012

Trust the InvestigationRe “Digging Deeper” (Current Comment, 12/10): The BP explosion was a tragedy, and the most serious consequences were borne by those who died, their families and the many who live and work along the Gulf coast. Whatever civil compensation is made will never replace

Marlana Portolano December 28, 2012

Even when he does not speak, Father Joe is able to hold the rapt attention of the congregation.