The Word Among Us

Lent 2007 Issue


One of the more memorable stories about the Israelites’ journey in the desert has to do with an infestation of poisonous snakes. More »

Is there a Catholic alive who hasn’t heard or themselves uttered the words, "This is my cross to bear"? More »

We all love to boast. Whether it’s about our children, our accomplishments at work, our financial success, or our performance in some sporting event, something inside all of us enjoys drawing attention to our accomplishments. More »

In this imperfect world, we often find that theory and reality don’t always see eye-to-eye. For instance, we can know in a theoretical way that our old life of sin was crucified with Christ and that through faith in the cross we can be set free from the power of sin. More »

Special Feature

Lent of the year 387 was an anxious season for the Christians of Antioch. They lived in one of the largest, wealthiest, and most magnificent cities in the Roman Empire, and their numbers had multiplied since Peter and Paul’s missionary work there. Their main church was one of the city’s most beautiful buildings. More »

Every now and again, God’s mercy touches a person in a way that cries out to be shared with others. My mother, Adeline Lapierre, had an experience like this and told about it often. More »

Have you ever heard God? I’m not talking about whether you’ve heard God in a soft stillness, like the prophet Elijah, or as a voice from a burning bush, like Moses. More »