November 4, 2013

Vol.209 / No.5028
Young Hispanics perform during Encuantro celebration, Oct. 2008 \
Signs Of the Times

Perhaps the fastest growing “religious” demographic among Hispanics is the unaffiliated.

Signs Of the Times

The persecution of Christians around the world has intensified over the last two-and-a-half years, according to a review of religious freedom in 30 countries by the United Kingdom branch of the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. Christians also are persecuted by religious nationalists in so

A once vibrant neighborhood near downtown Detroit
Kevin ClarkeOctober 23, 2013

It is Aug. 6, the feast of the Transfiguration, and Albert Aaron stands on a corner on the East Side of Detroit, political flyers in hand, ready to chat up anyone willing to hear why his candidate should be the city’s next mayor. Three weeks earlier Detroit made national headlines with the lar

Poetry
Carolyn GrassiOctober 23, 2013

Oh Tigris, Oh Euphrates watching Greek armies,Roman archers, legionnaires armed to the teeth, Britishforces, American military, empire-building further, furthereast and south across your deserts, hills, ravines, cities,villages, their shape-shifting alliances, offensives, counter-insurgencies, crush

The Word
John W. MartensDecember 12, 2013

As we ponder Jesus rsquo confrontation with the Sadducees regarding life in the world to come we are compelled to ask ldquo Do I believe in resurrection rdquo How one answers this question orients how we live today It is a question that is not so much answered intellectually though it is not

Fleeing Cyclone Phailin
Signs Of the Times

Caroleen Hensgen, S.S.N.D., the first woman appointed superintendent of schools for a U.S. diocese, died on Oct. 15 in Chatawa, Miss., at the age of 98.• On World Food Day, Oct. 16, Pope Francis denounced widespread hunger due to wasted food as a symptom of a “throwaway culture” and

Their City in Ruins: Children sit among rubble in a besieged neighborhood in Homs, Syria, on Sept. 19
Signs Of the Times
Kevin ClarkeOctober 23, 2013

Jesuit Refugee Service is serving thousands of internally displaced Syrians.