January 7-14, 2013

Vol.208 / No.1
Robert J. CarlsonDecember 28, 2012

One of the tasks of the new evangelization is to rebuild a culture of vocations.

Faith in Focus
Charles KlamutDecember 28, 2012

My life-changing encounter with a fictional French bishop

Signs Of the Times

Christians renewed an appeal to the Sri Lankan government to defend religious freedom after the nation’s minority Christian community was shocked by an attack on a Protestant church. The attack occurred on Dec. 9, in Weeraketiya, an area in the southern province of Sri Lanka. A crowd of about

Signs Of the Times

Little Olivia Engel was one of the victims of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. Msgr. Robert Weiss, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown, said the 6-year-old was to have been an angel in the church’s live Nativity pageant that night.Af

Current Comment
The EditorsJanuary 02, 2013

If we cannot control violence in the world, we can try to limit the damage.

The Word
Peter FeldmeierDecember 28, 2012

The Old Testament is filled with metaphorical language depicting God and Israel as husband and wife Ezekiel allegorized Israel as a young virgin married to Yahweh So when Israel practiced idolatry the prophet likened her to an unfaithful wife Hosea was even called by God to marry a prostitute c

Books
Jerome DonnellyDecember 28, 2012

David Lesch a recognized specialist in Syrian politics is the author of an earlier book on Syria rsquo s President Bashar al Assad with whom he has conducted several interviews His latest book traces the fortunes mdash mostly misfortunes mdash of Assad his government rsquo s off-and-on relation