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July 30, 2012

Vol.207 / No.3
Signs Of the Times

During his ordination ceremony Bishop Thaddeus Ma Daqin renounced his role in the government-approved Catholic Patriotic Association.

Signs Of the Times

Vatican official says a new arms trade treaty "must establish mechanisms to curtail irresponsible and destabilizing arms transfers."

Margaret SilfJuly 30, 2012

Grace seeps through the cracks in our defenses.

If you are looking for hope in South Dakota, you do not look at numbers and percents and totals. Among the native Lakota people, social issues like alcohol, drug abuse and teen suicide rack up some depressing figures. The way down is fast and easy; climbing back up takes drive and help. If you


Marilynne Robinson's new book of essays offers a rare combination of wisdom and beauty.

Signs Of the Times

More than half of the bishops’ conferences in the Americas, Europe and Asia complied with a Vatican mandate to draw up anti-abuse guidelines by a May deadline.

The Word
Peter FeldmeierJuly 30, 2012

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (B), Aug. 12, 2012