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January 2, 2012

Vol.206 / No.1
Signs Of the Times

“We open our arms and hearts to you, and we receive you as members of our Catholic family," read a letter from U.S. Hispanic bishops.

Signs Of the Times

A spontaneous decision to join the Peace Corps led Ken Hackett to the career from which he's retiring in January, running Catholic Relief Services.

Editorials
The EditorsJanuary 02, 2012

In the judgment of the U.N. human rights commissioner, a civil war is already underway.

Books
Franklin FreemanJanuary 02, 2012

Was Ernest Hemingway trying to be a saint?

Signs Of the Times

Fifteen percent of all Americans, including nearly 1 out of 4 children, live in poverty.

The Word
Peter FeldmeierJanuary 02, 2012

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (B), Jan. 15, 2012

Letters
January 02, 2012

Conservative Cafeterianism Thank you for two essays in your recent issue: “Remembering Justice,” by Peter Henriot, S.J., and “Blessed Are the Rich,” by John Kavanaugh, S.J. (11/14). Kavanaugh points out George Weigel’s consistent attempt to minimalize and “denigra