The Word Among Us

September 2013 Issue

Looking Up, Looking Within, Reaching Out

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A Grace-Filled Journey

Commenting on Jesus’ promise to prepare a place for us in his Father’s house, Pope Francis once compared the Lord to an engineer or an architect—someone who is good at drawing up plans and making preparations. “The whole journey of life,” he said, “is a journey of preparation” for heaven (Homily for April 26, 2013). More »

The God Who Heals

Our minds can be quite complicated, can’t they? More »

The Call to Communion

Have you ever seen a new father and mother with their newborn baby? More »

Special Feature

Conversion through Kindness

“Malcolm” was a drug dealer—a hulking, fierce-looking king of the streets. After getting out of jail, though, he turned his life around. More »

Prayer Really Matters

Like a lot of other people around the world, I’ve been both captivated and inspired by the impromptu homilies Pope Francis gives each morning at Mass in Casa Santa Marta—none more so than the Monday morning after Pentecost, when he spoke on the subject of prayer. But let me back up a bit. More »