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December 20, 2010

Vol.203 / No.19
Andrew J. GaravelDecember 20, 2010

Seamus Heaney's new boom of poems reveals the "marvelous as he has known it."

Signs Of the Times

Rome must acknowledge the “depth of anger and hurt” provoked by the apostolic visitation of American nuns, a Vatican official said.

The Word
Barbara E. ReidDecember 20, 2010

Holy Family (A), Dec. 26, 2010

James S. TorrensDecember 20, 2010

She’s absorbed in the gift she holds,

James Martin, SJDecember 20, 2010

A meditation on Marko Rupnik's mosaics at Sacred Heart University chapel in Connecticut.

Signs Of the Times

The Vatican said the recent election of new church leaders by government-controlled Catholic groups in China have "unilaterally damaged" hopes of improved relations.

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonDecember 20, 2010

A new exhibit highlights the achievements of women religious in America.