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December 17, 2012

Vol. 207 / No. 18

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Richard J. CliffordDecember 17, 2012

Do the end-of-year readings really say that our world is fated to end in terror and panic?

David PinaultDecember 17, 2012

My sharpest memory from Cairo is what my driver said: 'Christ is testing us.'

Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J.December 17, 2012

This advent, look to John the Baptist as a model for Christian life today.

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.December 17, 2012

Evil is not a problem; it’s a mystery.

December 17, 2012

No Catholic Blocs Re “The Work Ahead” (Editorial, 11/26): I would highly recommend this editorial except for one thing: It makes the nuns and bishops sound like their own polarizing political blocs, which unfortunately is how many Catholics in the United States have interpreted their st

The EditorsDecember 17, 2012

The Obama administration must urge Israel to halt settler expansion and guide it back to the negotiating table.

Faith in Focus
Mary SweeneyDecember 17, 2012

In the cold of a northern Advent, the image of an infant in the chill touches our hearts.