The Word Among Us

Advent 2021 Issue

Blessed Are You Who Believe

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Publisher's Letter

Jesus, the “Hidden” Son of God

I’m not much of a runner, but a few years ago, I ran three days a week with a friend who was preparing to run a twenty-six-mile marathon. More »


Lift Up Your Heads!

Liz took a deep breath as she tightened her grip on her husband’s hands. She was in active labor now, and the contractions were becoming more and more painful. More »

Prepare the Way of the Lord

Imagine being one of those shepherds privileged enough to hear the angel’s announcement of the birth of the Lord: “Today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord” (Luke 2:11). More »

Blessed Are You Who Believe

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb” (Luke 1:42). We’re very familiar with these words, which come from Elizabeth’s greeting to her cousin Mary during the Visitation. More »

Special Feature

St. Joseph, the Holy Family, and Us

Every now and then, because of sickness or scheduling issues in his young family, my friend Jim would attend the Sunday liturgy by himself instead of with his wife and kids. More »

Mercy Will Win Out

“I don’t know what to say,” I told my wife, Lynn, still in disbelief. “I don’t either,” she replied. More »

Changing Hearts, Saving Lives

Carolyn’s heart raced as she looked at the pregnancy test. She could picture the disappointment on the face of her mom—who had worked three jobs to feed her brood of six—if she learned about a baby on the way. More »