December 19, 2011

Vol. 205 No. 19Whole No. 4956 Download PDF

Editorials

Current Comment
Hooked on Drug Profits; Look to Black Catholics; A Long Goodbye
Raise Up the Lowly
Christmas is intended for everyone, but it has a special relevance for the poor and oppressed.

Articles

The Weary World Rejoices
Christopher Pramuk
Rekindling the Spirit of the Nativity

Books and Culture

Art
The Sacred Arts
Judith Dupre
A slideshow of images from the book Ars Sacra.
Art
Everything is Illuminated
Judith Dupre
A new survey of Christian art and architecture in Europe from its beginnings in the catacombs to the present day.
Books
Rocks of Ages
John W. OMalley
Ten sketches that begin with St. Peter and end with John Paul II.