The Word Among Us

February 2019 Issue

Publisher's Letter

Lord, I Am Your Servant

At the end of your life here on earth, wouldn’t you love to hear the Lord say to you, “Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful in small matters, . . . come, share your master’s joy”? (Matthew 25:23). More »


Unless I Wash You . . .

Peter thought he had seen it all. His time with Jesus had stretched him in many ways, but this? This was just too much. More »

A Sacrifice of Love

St. Paul had many roles: apostle, evangelist, pastor, theologian, persecutor-turned-believer. But there’s another role that doesn’t often get much attention: servant of the poor. More »

As the Father Has Sent Me, So I Send You

It had been a jam-packed couple of days for Jesus. Judging from the specific stories that Matthew gives us, Jesus performed seven healings, two exorcisms, and one raising from the dead. More »

Special Feature

No Walls for the Soul

In 1941, Nazi soldiers conducted a raid on St. Stanislaus Kostka parish in Krakow, Poland, hauling off seven priests. With the loss of so many clergymen, the parish’s youth outreach depended increasingly upon lay volunteers. The task fell to Jan Tyranowski, a seemingly ordinary, but somewhat quirky, man in his forties. More »

Whom Shall I Send?

Growing up in Wisconsin, Jason Simon had a close relationship with his parents and with God. But in high school, he lost his way. Now he’s the executive director of a ministry called The Evangelical Catholic. More »