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Cover Stories 10  Understanding Alcoholism: Alcohol addiction erodes lives and relationships—but there’s hope, Fr. Ted Lawson, CSSr 31  Wisdom for Our Times, J. R. R. Tolkien Features Features 16  On Shaky Ground: Financial stress may toll last bell for Old St. Mary’s, a 1906 quake survivor, Fr. Byron Miller, CSSR...

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Cover Story 10  A Real Wonder Woman: Mary of Magdala blazes our trail to Easter, Kathleen M. Murphy Features 14  God Is My Co-Parent: Life with kids zooms by, so watch for the Lord’s gifts of great worth, Dawn Allred-Kraemer, PhD 18  Power Equal to the Task: Simon’s journey up...

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Cover Story 10 Love Is Everything: 1 Corinthians 13 reveals the key ingredient that our global family needs now more than ever, Carole St. Laurent Features 16 From Anger to Forgiveness: The journey to reconciliation, Joe Baumgarten 24 From “Smells and Bells” to Teaching Theology: Profiles in Service: Sr. Dianne...

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Cover Story 10  The Infancy Narratives: Two Gospels reveal the heart of Christmas with different ways of telling the miraculous story, Raymond E. Brown, SS Features 16  Living the Season All Year Long: Advent and Epiphany teach us what Christmas is all about, Msgr. Douglas Fater 20  The Time to...

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Cover Story 10  Heroes for God and All His Children: Spotlighting Catholic chaplains who earned the Medal of Honor, Peter E. Mayeux Features 14  Our Shaky Trust: Today, as always, truth is our friend., Carol Monaco 20  Gay and Catholic: Now what? Eileen Wernsman 24  Devotion to the Nursing Mother:...

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Cover Story 10  When Scandal Strikes: Part 1: The Church in Crisis, Now and Then, Fr. Daniel J. Harrington, SJ 14  Part 2: A Bishop’s Call to Action, Bishop Randolph Calvo  Features 9   The Cross of Christ: Poem, Glenda Wiegard 16  “We Belong to God and Each Other”: Profiles in...

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Cover Story 10 The Meaning of the Mass: More than ritual, the Mass is our act of submission and thanksgiving to God, strengthening us as we go forth, Mark C. McCann Features 14 Our Thicker Bible: Why Catholics have seven more books than Protestants, and more, D. D. Emmons 20...

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Cover Story 10 Bringing Home the “Nones”: There’s work to do to attract young adults who have a do-it-yourself belief system, but there are successes, too. Eddie O’Neill Features 14 Sts. Anne & Joachim: Models for Those Who Love Children; Remembering our spiritual grandparents (special prayer, page 16) Fr. Byron...

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Features 7 Psalm 24:1, Illustrated: “The earth is the Lord’s and all it holds, the world and those who dwell in it.”Photo by Boon Vong 16 Graced for Life: Sacraments examined in “Celebration of the Christian Mystery,” part three of Timeless Wisdom for Troubled Times,Sara Beth Meyer 20 Hinduism: Teachings...

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Cover Story 10 Seasons of Glory: The cycles of God’s “cathedrals of nature” herald the changes we feel during the deepening stages of prayer, Barbara Hughes Features 16 “I Believe…”Catechism’s “Profession of Faith” states our core beliefs in Timeless Wisdom for Troubled Times, part 2 of 5, Sara Beth Meyer...

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Features 16 What Catholics Should Know About Islam: Its Five Pillars open the door for dialogue. 22 How to Survive Being Married to a Catholic: Excerpt: Success in marriage is a matter of being the right person. 24 Catholic Daughters of America: Profile: A mission of spirituality and service for...

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Feature Story 10 New Series: Timeless Wisdom for Troubled Times: The four pillars of our Catechism matter more to our world than ever. First of five articles, Sara Beth Meyer Features 14Paradise Lost: Authors help people cope with tragedies. 16  Blessed Francis Seelos: A Shining Light of Everyday Pastoral Care: With...

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Cover Story 10  Celebrating Mary: Our Perfect Guide to Jesus. God’s gift of life is wrapped in the gift of choice. How will you use it? Carol Monaco Features 14  “My Time with Thomas Merton” Merton guided millions and made time for one. Jack Guidry 18   John Stands Apart: The unique fourth...

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Cover Story 10 Persevering for Peace; Stories from the field of life spotlight how peace can triumph in the face of family problems, massive threats, and senselessness. Carole St. Laurent   Features 14 Old Money: Of Shekels and Drachmas; Coins of antiquity lead to a richer understanding of Jesus and his times. Fr....

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Cover Story 10  Why Should You Go to Mass? Becoming who we worship  Fr. Richard G. Malloy, SJ, PhD Features 7    Open the Door Poem by Bonnie LeMelle Abadie 14  Collector of the Word  Second of a series  Learn how a spiritually negligent soul became a great evangelizer.  Theresa Doyle-Nelson 20  When Does Wisdom Blossom?...

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Cover Story  Unpacking a Masterpiece:  A complex, enigmatic work of art ultimately invites you to ask,  “Where am I in this picture?” Steven J. Rolfes Features 9  An Experiment Became Their Lifelong Ministry. Vocation Story:  Couple devotes three decades as lay missionaries. Deacon Bob Williston and Joan Williston 15  Finding God at the Beach Meditation. Laura...

January 2018 Table of Contents

Cover Story 10  Lighting the Way to Interfaith Peace As people of faith, how can we strengthen peace worldwide?     Carole St. Laurent Features 14  Costly Love: The Way to True Unity for All Followers of Jesus. Book Excerpt   John H. Armstrong 16  Popular Devotions  Return Us to God They help...

Bearing Wrongs Patiently

By: Andrew L. Minto, PhD Patiently?” she asked. “Yes,” I replied, “the virtue of patience is how one bears the wrongs that have been done to us.” “So if I am being patient, then what am I waiting for? What is supposed to happen when you are patient? And why...