January 21-28, 2013

Vol.208 / No.2
The Word
John W. MartensJanuary 09, 2013

The church is a body of believers and each part is essential for the overall health of the body According to St Paul each individual person is vital for the body to thrive All three of the readings for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time place us in the context of the body of believers Two of th

Signs Of the Times

Awareness is essential to overcome the stigma associated with a disease of the mind.

Signs Of the Times

Catholics believe the government is “looking for a way to restrict the freedom of religion.”

Books
Raymond A. SchrothJanuary 09, 2013

On Nov 2 by coincidence the liturgical day on which Catholics remember the dead The Washington Post following a practice begun in 2003 printed full- page the ldquo Faces of the Fallen rdquo 45 portraits of the American soldiers and Marines who died in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanista

Helen Prejean, CSJJanuary 09, 2013

Catholics now support the death penalty at a lower rate than the general population.

Letters
January 09, 2013

Coastal PlanningIn a letter to the editor (“Stupid Human Tricks,” 12/24), William F. Klosterman passionately addresses the difficulties caused by building on the sea coast. But he utterly fails to propose any reasonable solutions. Is he suggesting that New Orleans—with all its hist

Kevin ClarkeJanuary 09, 2013

As we approach the fourth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, a look back the efforts to rebuild the country.