February 11, 2013

Vol.208 / No.4

February 11, 2013

Stephen BullivantJanuary 31, 2013

Psalms 14 and 53 both open with the statement: “Fools say in their hearts, ‘There is no God.’” Whatever this may tell us about unbelief in ancient Hebrew society, today it is not only, or predominantly, fools who are saying this. And they do not restrict their utterances to t

Frank DeSianoJanuary 31, 2013

The Synod of Bishops brought the church a new perspective and comprehensive strategy for the new evangelization. Even though there were many cautions at the synod about not making evangelization into a program, the overall thrust of the synod discussion pushed toward a very different, and potentiall

Thomas J. BushlackJanuary 31, 2013

The challenge of relevance in a quickly changing culture

Letters
Our readersJanuary 31, 2013

Liberation ApproachAs a lay missionary in western Honduras, I’m grateful for “Still ‘Presente’?” by David Golemboski (1/21), especially for the emphasis on economic issues in Central America. The economic issues are harder for U.S. Catholics to deal with, especially the

Editorials
The EditorsJanuary 31, 2013

America’s miraculous boom in fossil fuel should prove a blessing.

Faith in Focus
Caroline McGrawJanuary 31, 2013

I remember exactly where I was standing. It was in a small hallway at a L’Arche home in Washington, D.C., when I met my friend and housemate Pedro. At the time, I was visiting L’Arche for a series of interviews. I had not yet received an official job offer, but even so, I knew that I wou

Books
Wil LepkowskiJanuary 31, 2013

Each invention and new research into technological possibilities has its own story and we can now add to the best of them the latest and probably most compelling one of our time It is told in the book The Idea Factory by Jon Gertner a history of the Bell Telephone Laboratories mdash or Bell Labs