January 7-14, 2013

Vol.208 / No.1
Letters
December 28, 2012

Trust the InvestigationRe “Digging Deeper” (Current Comment, 12/10): The BP explosion was a tragedy, and the most serious consequences were borne by those who died, their families and the many who live and work along the Gulf coast. Whatever civil compensation is made will never replace

Marlana PortolanoDecember 28, 2012

Even when he does not speak, Father Joe is able to hold the rapt attention of the congregation.

Signs Of the Times

European media are reporting that Russia and the United States are preparing a joint ultimatum to President Bashar al-Assad through the special envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League, Lakhdar Brahimi, to encourage Assad to leave power “with dignity.” Washington and Moscow report

Film
Michael V. TuethDecember 21, 2012

Fate and forgiveness in ‘Les Misérables’

John Levko, S.J.December 28, 2012

The spiritual journey of every Christian is a journey of conversion that involves inward maturing, openness to the spirit and a developed prayer life. For Walter Ciszek, S.J., a small, stocky Polish-American, this spiritual journey was tested in the fire of Moscow’s dreaded Lubyanka prison, wh

Current Comment
The EditorsJanuary 02, 2013

Why did the Senate fail to ratify an international treaty for persons with disabilities?

Editorials
The EditorsDecember 28, 2012

Governments must reject the misguided trend of prison privatization.