February 4, 2013

Vol.208 / No.3
The Word
John W. MartensJanuary 23, 2013

God’s “otherness” is not intended to drive us away from him but to draw us near to him.

President Barack Obama signs executive orders on Jan. 16.
Signs Of the Times

An ecumenical campaign to halt gun violence issued a call for background checks.

Signs Of the Times

Among the disasters that mark the war can be added the destruction of the environment.

Ronald D. WitherupJanuary 23, 2013

Here is some good news regarding the Good News: Since the Second Vatican Council, Catholics have made enormous progress in our appreciation of the Bible. Catholic scholars are equals with their Protestant, Jewish and Orthodox counterparts, participating in scholarly discussions together. Moreover, C

Signs Of the Times

Msgr. Francis D. Kelly, a priest of the Diocese of Worcester, Mass., was installed on Jan. 20 as a canon of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, becoming the first U.S.-born canon in almost 50 years. • Anti-abortion groups from 20 different countries launched a petition in January to

Faith in Focus
Avery DullesJanuary 24, 2013

From 1997, Cardinal Avery Dulles on the theological heritage of the 20th century's greatest theologians

Donald W. WuerlJanuary 23, 2013

Bishops and theologians in the service of the new evangelization.