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June 22-29, 2015

Vol.212 / No.12
The Word
John W. MartensJune 10, 2015

God is for us and for life God after all ldquo did not make death and he does not delight in the death of the living rdquo Death is our enemy and God has joined with us to battle against it The Gospel of Mark invites us to see how God is fighting for us through the stories of a Jewish woman

Poetry
Joseph O'BrienJune 10, 2015

For Sister Rosemary Johnson, R.S.M.And a river went out of the place of pleasure to water paradise.—Gn 2:10Adam…could not have inferred from the fluidity and transparency of water that it would suffocate him….—Hume The botany that blessed Mendel’s pisum—Has

Faith in Focus

Punctuation can make a world of difference in our understanding of written communication. Consider, for example, the following sentences: “Let’s eat, Uncle Larry!” and “Let’s eat Uncle Larry!”Each sentence is composed of the same words. But a single punctuation ma

Current Comment
The EditorsJune 10, 2015

Banning abortions after 20 weeks is not as radical as pro-choice advocates would have you believe.

Signs Of the Times
Steven Schwankert June 10, 2015

The Communist Party reminded its 86 million members of its official atheism.

Of Other Things
Daniel P. HoranJune 10, 2015

Church leaders should give a black-and-white answer on the death penalty.

Books
Jon M. SweeneyJune 10, 2015

'Moral Agents,' by Edward Mendelson; 'Our Only World,' by Wendell Berry; 'There Is Simply Too Much to Think About,' by Saul Bellow