January 20-27, 2014

Vol.210 / No.2

January 20-27, 2014

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 07, 2014

When it comes to building a just society for the poor, the question is simply "What works?"

Letters
Our readersJanuary 07, 2014

A Head Start“Saving the Humanities,” by Raymond A. Schroth, S.J. (12/23), addresses a most important topic. Many of the reports cited expand the discussion to secondary education, and one report discusses the whole educational continuum. To even start to develop oneself into a fully educ

Editorials
The EditorsJanuary 07, 2014

Two of the most stirring images of the Pope Francis center on a person with a disability.

Faith in Focus
Kerry WeberJanuary 07, 2014

Managing Editor Kerry Weber on committing to a lifestyle—and lifetime—of mercy.

Books
Anna BrownMarch 12, 2014

Mary Oliver in her poem ldquo The Morning Paper rdquo wants to know ldquo What keeps us from falling down our faces to the ground ashamed ashamed rdquo after we read through countless news stories of ldquo disasters the unbelievable yet approved decisions rdquo One way of both groundin

Theater
Michael V. TuethMarch 12, 2014

Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie first appeared on Broadway in 1945, beginning what would be a wave of great American plays about troubled families. Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” and “Death of a Salesman,” William Inge’s “Picnic,” Eugene

The Word
John W. MartensJanuary 07, 2014

The Gospel of Matthew sets the beginning of Jesus rsquo ministry in a particular historical context Jesus began his mission only after the arrest of John the Baptist It was time But in moving from his home in Nazareth to Capernaum in the ancient territory of Naphtali Matthew also sets Jesus rs