January 7-14, 2013

Vol.208 / No.1
The Word
Peter FeldmeierDecember 28, 2012

John the Baptist preached repentance for the forgiveness of sins as an anticipation of the messiah Jesus himself was baptized by John as were many others Taking this as historical fact what are we to make of it According to some secular historians Jesus was a disciple of John before beginning h

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.December 28, 2012

How did Walter Ciszek, S.J., find “the abundant grace” to make his unlikely pilgrimage?

Current Comment
The EditorsJanuary 02, 2013

Work can be dignifying, but only when workers are treated with dignity.

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