The Word Among Us

Lent 2021 Issue

Behold the Lamb of God

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Publisher's Letter

Washed in the Blood of the Lamb

Have you ever noticed how many Catholic religious communities are named after the Precious Blood of Jesus? There is an order of priests called the Missionaries of the Precious Blood and at least two orders of sisters, the Daughters of the Precious Blood and the Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood. More »


Neither Do I Condemn You

“What have you done? Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground” (Genesis 4:10). With these words, God confronted Cain with the murder of his brother, Abel. More »

I Will Lay Down My Life for My Sheep

What are you giving up for Lent? It’s a common question this time of year. People typically give up something they enjoy, like sweets, television, or coffee More »

You Are My Special Possession

We often hear that we were created to love and to be loved. Of course, it’s a good message to acknowledge. But when we experience that love in a personal, intimate way, it has a powerful effect on us. More »

Special Feature

I Have Seen the Lord!

We are about to embark on our forty-day Lenten journey that recalls the ancient Israelites, who spent forty years wandering in the Sinai desert. More »

The Healing Gift of Friendship

“Yes, I’d love to help!” replied a cheerful voice on the other end of the phone. Soon after graduating from college, I got involved in my local parish and had been trying to enlist volunteers for the new parish food pantry for days, without any luck. More »

It’s Absolutely Beautiful!

Fr. Charles “Chuck” Canterna began volunteering in the Baltimore prisons in 1980 and was named chaplain of the Baltimore City Jail and Maryland Penitentiary in 1982. Patrick McGovern, a freelance writer from New York City, spoke to him recently about what it’s like to minister to the inmates there. More »