The Word Among Us

January 2018 Issue

Portraits of Holiness

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Publisher's Letter

“Be Holy As I Am Holy”

Happy New Year! For years, it has been my habit to set aside time on New Year’s Day to step back and look at the past year. I ask if I am living in a way that helps me fulfill my primary purpose in life—to grow in holiness. Then I set my goals for the new year. More »

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

The Spirit of Holiness

There’s something about Christmas and New Year’s that prompts us to ask the big questions of life. Extended family gatherings can remind us of our past and the people who have helped shape us. Choosing just the right gift for a loved one can lead us to take a closer look at our relationships—both the strong ones and the weaker ones. We think about where we are in life and where we are headed. We want to believe that we are moving forward in our careers, with our families, and in our faith. More »

For All the Saints

We Catholics love our saints, don’t we? Our tradition is filled with stories of heroic men and women who have given their whole lives to the Lord.  More »

Portraits of Holiness

We know that life isn’t always easy. We all encounter times of struggle, stress, and hardship, and we don’t always feel that we have the endurance we need to make it through the tough times. More »

Special Feature

Dear Little Brother

In his book The Four Loves, C. S. Lewis wrote, “Friendship . . . is born at the moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too?’” More »

How Can You Tell God No?

I was living in Brooklyn, New York, in 2014, when my nighttime hours became consumed with a popular multiplayer video game.  More »

The Sunday Struggle

Have you ever been late to Mass and had to sit in the front row? That’s where we ended up last summer while on our family vacation.  More »