December 2015


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  On trip with N.E.W. Life Center to see Pope, Jay felt like "bursting for joy"
  What is it like today in the land where Christ was born?
  Terry longs to visit home
  Wendy travels to Holy Land on medical mission
  Laboring in the vineyard
From the Editor   God's gentle invitation called me home
Culture   Proclaiming the Good News artfully
Good Life   The right gift for the right time
Special Report   Synod of Bishops: marriage and family
Parenting Journey   Does my kindergartner really need an iPhone?
Pope Watch   The lasting legacy of Pope Francis in Philadelphia
Marriage Matters   He says: We should invite our son’s roommates for Christmas
Saint of the Month   Break with sin and follow Christ: St. Fabiola
Work Life   I love Christmas, but not the office parties that come with it
Last Word   Look for Jesus, Mary and Jospeh in the faces of today's refugees
Spiritual Fitness   Preparing our hearts to receive Jesus: Praying during Advent
Conflict Resolution   My brother is boycotting our family dinner again
FAITH Helps   Discussion Guide for December
Theology 101   Humane Vitae and the sanctity of life
In the know with Father Joe   Are Catholic superstitions OK?
Consecrated Life   A sister and a mother
Special Report   Will the Catholic Church be forced out of adoption and foster care?
Cover Story   From refugee to mason farmer, Bhim embraces his new life
From the Bishop   Let us seek what is truly good for one another