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December 17, 2007

Vol.197 / No.20
The Word
Daniel J. Harrington December 17, 2007

The Hebrew name Emmanuel which means God is with us combines the Hebrew expression for with us and one of the words for God El It refers to the presence of God among usthe great Advent hope Psalm 24 todays responsorial psalm was part of a liturgy carried out at the Jerusalem temple the mou

George B. Wilson December 17, 2007

Thank you for coming. My name is Bishop Pascal. I am the diocesan bishop of Heartlands, and I need your help. Let me first tell you my situation and some of the options that are being proposed to me for dealing with it. Then Ill welcome your suggestions or proposals. Our diocese has 83 parishes to s

Current Comment
The Editors December 17, 2007

Summit in Annapolis, McCain's immigration wisdom, Housing crisis in New Orleans

The Editors December 17, 2007

Gift ideas from America's editors

Books
Olga Bonfiglio December 17, 2007

Forgiveness & the Nickel Mines school shooting: 'Amish Grace,' reviewed

Columns
Maryann Cusimano Love December 17, 2007

Did you know that when I hug you, Mama, its not just me whos hugging you? God is hugging you too. In a sentence, our four-year-old theologian summed up the mystery of the Incarnation. The context for her declaration was not a Hallmark moment, nor were the circumstances like those of the birth of Chr

The Word
Daniel J. Harrington December 17, 2007

The adjective motley means variegated in color By extension it can refer to any grouping of diverse and often incongruent elements The expression motley crew describes a loosely organized group of very different persons joined together sometimes unconsciously to achieve a goal The Scripture rea