The Word Among Us

January 2006 Issue

A Testimony to the Holy Spirit

How The Word Among Us Came About

By: Joe Difato

As we celebrate our twenty-fifth anniversary, I want to tell a story that has two roots—one global and the other personal. The global story has to do with the winds of renewal that have been blowing in the church since Vatican II. And the personal story has to do with my mother, Edie, without whom I am convinced there would be no magazine.

Since I can’t tell two stories at once, let me begin with the global one and then move to the personal. The Global Story:...

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