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December 13, 2010

Vol.203 / No.18
Signs Of the Times
December 13, 2010

The U.S. bishops commended a resolution in the House of Representatives that condemns recent attacks on religious minorities in Iraq.

The Editors December 13, 2010

Readers share suggestions for keeping Christmas sacred

Signs Of the Times

Bishop Hubbard called the New Start treaty a “modest step toward a world with greater respect for human life.”

Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen December 13, 2010

The liturgy of Advent never fails to lead me out of November's shadows.

Columns
John F. Kavanaugh December 13, 2010

Let Advent be a savoring of the ways God already enters our lives.

Signs Of the Times

The current outbreak of cholera has aggravated an already difficult situation for Haitians, the bishops said.

Drew Christiansen December 13, 2010

Hymn to Matter” may be one of the oddest-seeming prayers ever penned by a priest. Christians pray to God, to the saints, to the angels perhaps, and sometimes to deceased loved ones. But a hymn to matter? To atoms and rocks, gases and plasma, minerals and stardust? It sounds like idolatry, and