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December 17, 2012

Vol.207 / No.18
Books
Karen Sue Smith December 17, 2012

Leonardo and the Last Supper

Signs Of the Times

Speaking on the day before World AIDS Day, Pope Benedict XVI called for special attention to those unable to afford life-saving H.I.V./AIDS drugs.

Leo J. O'Donovan December 17, 2012

This advent, look to John the Baptist as a model for Christian life today.

Signs Of the Times

Amnesty International has documented numerous human rights abuses attributed to Congolese fighters, including unlawful killings.

Letters
December 17, 2012

No Catholic Blocs Re “The Work Ahead” (Editorial, 11/26): I would highly recommend this editorial except for one thing: It makes the nuns and bishops sound like their own polarizing political blocs, which unfortunately is how many Catholics in the United States have interpreted their st

Books
Diane Scharper December 17, 2012

Two new collections from Catholic poets have a mystical, almost sacramental quality

Signs Of the Times

The Vatican praised a U.N. vote making Palestine a nonmember observer state but called for full recognition of Palestinian sovereignty as necessary for peace in the region.