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'We Must Reach Out'

January 5-12, 2015

Vol. 212 / No. 1

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Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.December 23, 2014

Last month marked the 51st anniversary of the “Decree on the Means of Social Communication,” (“Inter Mirifica”), promulgated by the Second Vatican Council. In that document the council fathers considered how social communications “contribute greatly to the enlargement o

Our readersDecember 23, 2014

Family UnityI second the Rev. Robert P. Imbelli in “Family in Focus” (12/8). Father Imbelli emphasizes the importance of prayer in this process of discernment, and I would add Scripture to that. I am reminded of the Gospel reading at my wedding, “That they may be one,” from J

Protesters hold banners and flags during an immigration rally and march outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters in Washington Aug. 28. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
The EditorsDecember 23, 2014

Administration action on immigration is only a first step in long road to comprehensive reform.

Faith Features
Elizabeth BruenigDecember 23, 2014

The word vocation, originally used to indicate lives directly consecrated to God through priestly or religious service, has recently come into use in a much broader fashion. To expand vocation to include the whole range of ways that lives can be given to God is a fair and sensible extension. After a

Faith in Focus
Matt EmersonDecember 23, 2014

I know a Jesuit whose father worked at the same company for 56 years. A friend and mentor just retired after 35 years at the same company, and my father has only recently begun to decelerate after practicing orthopedic surgery for almost 40 years.I am 33. After graduating from college

OVER THERE. The author, front left, with other members of the 62nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Batallion during maneuvers near Mannheim, Germany.
Faith in Focus
Raymond A. Schroth, S.J.December 23, 2014

Raymond A. Scroth, S.J., on finding his vocation in uniform

Thomas D. StegmanDecember 23, 2014

'Paul and the Faithfulness of God,' by N.T. Wright