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December 13, 2010

Vol. 203 / No. 18

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Nicholas LashDecember 13, 2010

When bishops instruct the faithful

Drew ChristiansenDecember 13, 2010

Hymn to Matter” may be one of the oddest-seeming prayers ever penned by a priest. Christians pray to God, to the saints, to the angels perhaps, and sometimes to deceased loved ones. But a hymn to matter? To atoms and rocks, gases and plasma, minerals and stardust? It sounds like idolatry, and

The EditorsDecember 13, 2010

Readers share suggestions for keeping Christmas sacred

Of Many Things
Drew ChristiansenDecember 13, 2010

The liturgy of Advent never fails to lead me out of November's shadows.

December 13, 2010

Death in a Jar In response to your current comments “Death in Connecticut,” followed by “How Graphic?” (11/29): Until we as a society demand that the death penalty be abolished, it will continue to be used as a method of revenge. Many murders are so heinous that viscerally we

The EditorsDecember 13, 2010

How can free-market capitalism be made less inimical to democracy?

Judith DupreDecember 13, 2010

How the story of a simple young woman from Nazareth has influenced the Christian imagination.