The Fight for Religious Freedom

November 30, 2015

Vol.213 / No.17
Poetry
Gary MetrasNovember 19, 2015

We kiss the person we love last thing beforethe coffin is shut       —Jack Gilbert You lean across the coffin’s gunwale to kissyour father before the rower launches into that long, last voyage to purgatory, while we, survivors, walk and drive onto stree

(Cecilia Ruiz)
Faith in Focus
Linda KinnamonNovember 19, 2015

As the body gets weaker, the spirit gets stronger.

The Word
John W. MartensNovember 19, 2015

The Second Sunday of Advent: How is your church community preparing for the coming of Christ?

Editorials
The EditorsNovember 19, 2015

The release of a new and shocking report concerning the impact of economic change on vulnerable citizens could not have come at a better time.

Current Comment
The EditorsNovember 19, 2015

Insurers in many states are raising premiums and increasing deductibles.

STAR WARS SELFIE. Ukrainian woman poses with a person dressed as Darth Vader.
Film
Jim McDermottNovember 19, 2015

Mercy, sin and ‘Star Wars’

Signs Of the Times

The U.S. church still stands ready to help the victims of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic clergy, according to Bishop Edward J. Burns of Juneau, Alaska, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Child and Youth Protection. “Victims of abuse have helped us see the errors of the p