January 5, 2009

Vol. 200 No. 1Whole No. 4841 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Avery Dulles: Disciple of Jesus
Fighting Global Poverty
Looking at the global economy through the eyes of the poor

Articles

Making a Mark
Richard G. Malloy
What does it take to attract young adults to priesthood and religious life?
Listening for God's Dream
Charlene Diorka
A woman religious ponders her call
Preach at All Times
Margaret Ormond
A Dominican sister on the call to 'set the world ablaze'
Beauty Calls to Us
James Martin, SJ
An artist known for his mosaics in Lourdes and Fatima designs a chapel in Connecticut

Books and Culture

Books
Alas, Poor Julian
Peter Heinegg
An atheist turned agnostic considers God
Books
Once-Thriving Centers of Faith
Wayne A. Holst
Some months ago, my wife and I stood in the square facing the dome and western facade of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice.
Books
Take My Daughter
Pam Kingsbury
Toni Morrison's 'A Mercy,' reviewed

Columns and Departments

The Word
Whispers of Love
Barbara E. Reid
The Word
The Chain of Discipleship
Barbara E. Reid
Faith in Focus
Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum
Jim McDermott
Fifth in a series for Advent and Christmas
Columns
Peaceful Change
Maryann Cusimano Love
'Peaceful political transfer is under tremendous threat.'
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Poem
Song on the Feast of the Epiphany
Christine Rodgers
Letters
Letters

Web Only

  Future Imperfect
Jim McDermott
Writing about science fiction to a general audience is the kiss of death. The self-designated fanboys already know ten times more than you, and the rest of your audience, which unless you’re writing for Star Wars Insider or Wizard Magazine is most of your audience, wish you’d grow up.
  The Mosaics of Marko RupnikXXXX
James Martin, SJ
A video and photo gallery
  The Mosaics of Marko Rupnik
James Martin, SJ
A video and photo gallery
  The Art of George Tooker
Karen Sue Smith
A slideshow looking at the artist's long career