September 30, 2013

Vol.209 / No.8
Signs Of the Times

Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif., described in detail the financial situation of the diocese in two recent letters to parishioners that were read during weekend Masses. The most recent letter, read during weekend Masses on Sept. 7 and 8, announced the diocese’s plans to consider fi

Antonio Spadaro, S.J. September 30, 2013

“It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.”

Signs Of the Times

An international panel of cardinals charged in April with preparing recommendations for the pope on reforming the Curia will issue their report and meet with Pope Francis on Oct. 1-3. • According to reports from the Sudan Catholic Radio Network in September, the Sudanese air force continues to

Bill McGarvey September 17, 2013

I’m not sure if any official guidelines exist about going to a priest for spiritual direction; but if they do, I’m fairly certain that “Remember to insult your spiritual director at the first meeting” is not among them.In my defense, it wasn’t intentional. I’d kno

Robert T. Davis March 12, 2014

During his long distinguished life as historian and novelist Thomas Fleming has focused for the most part upon 18th-century America and the Revolution That sustained focus however in some surprising ways has now led to his newest book a highly recommended narrative history that is dominated b

The Editors September 17, 2013

We are thankful to Pope Francis for embracing his role as pope with a “big heart open to God.”

Signs Of the Times

Avid readers of U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of colleges and universities will find the names of dozens of Catholic schools on the lists. The University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Ind., is the top-ranked national Catholic institution, placing 18th. Georgetown University, i