March 3, 2014

Vol.210 / No.7

March 3, 2014

In His Footsteps: A pilgrimage to Holy Island in northern England.
James Martin, SJFebruary 19, 2014

The Resurrection is the center of my faith. Other Christians may focus more on, say, the Incarnation—how God became human, how God understands us in the most intimate way possible. Others may center their discipleship on the Beatitudes as a template for the Christian life and a guideline for t

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.February 19, 2014

A recent pilgrimage to Ikea was a lesson in powerlessness, sin and the meaning of Lent.

Letters
Our readersFebruary 19, 2014

Behind the ScenesFrom the perspective of a Catholic convert from evangelicalism, I think that “Worship at Willow Creek,” by Laurie Ziliak (2/3), chooses to focus only on the good in this worship style. What I and many others experienced was not all fun and songs.In many evangelical commu

Editorials
The EditorsFebruary 19, 2014

In a world troubled by violence, the church must serve as a sanctuary for children.

Faith in Focus
Rev. Rhonda Mawhood LeeFebruary 19, 2014

I don’t like placing ashes on babies’ foreheads. But I do it.

Books
Gary L. ChamberlainMarch 12, 2014

In a desperate move to bring fresh water to its parched northern regions China is constructing the South-North Water Diversion Project at a cost of 50 billion In the Near East the Jordan River shared among several countries is dangerously low and heavily polluted while in the United States th

Books
James A. McCannMarch 12, 2014

Considerable debate is taking place throughout the Catholic world over whether and how church practices teachings and organizational infrastructure should change in response to new social norms and needs As reported recently in The National Catholic Reporter the Vatican has asked bishops across t