Viewpoints

CATHOLIC BY GRACE | Embrace God's plan for you found in Kairos

Denise Bossert

The Greek words chronos and kairos always remind me of Frank Kermode's book "The Sense of an Ending" -- required reading for my master's degree comprehensive exams at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

I remember three writers from the long list of required reading for comprehensive exams: "Four Quartets" by T.S. Eliot; "The Writing Life" and "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" by Annie Dillard; and Frank Kermode's "The Sense of an Ending."

THE CATHOLIC DIFFERENCE | World Christianity by the numbers

George Weigel

The annual "Status of Global Christianity" survey published by the "International Bulletin of Missionary Research" is a cornucopia of numbers: some are encouraging; others are discouraging; and many are important for grasping the nature of this particular moment in Christian history.

EDUCATION IN THE ARCHDIOCESE | From high school letters to leaders

Kurt Nelson

The Archdiocese of St. Louis has many things that make it special -- majestic rivers, the Gateway Arch, the Cathedral Basilica, and ... the high school acceptance letter.

Our family recently experienced this unique St. Louis tradition as our third child prepares to enter high school. She and eighth-graders across the archdiocese are excited about what the future holds, and so am I.

MAN OF THE HOUSE | All heaven rejoices when a single sinner repents

Mike Eisenbath

The silence truly had been golden. I hadn't heard or spoken many words for a couple of days -- save for at the Liturgy of the Hours in the chapel. The immersion in the silence had been one of the most special, holiest gifts I could receive.

AN EDITOR'S LIFE | Paper not there on Friday? We predicted that

Teak Phillips

For decades, the St. Louis Review was a Friday paper.

Was? Past Tense?

Yes.

Changes implemented by the U.S. Postal Service have slowed delivery of periodicals. As a result, many readers now should expect to receive the Review on Saturday or Monday.

Without a doubt, it's annoying. Many readers are accustomed to reading the Review every Friday or Saturday. We appreciate that it has become part of their weekly experience and ask for patience as you become accustomed to new delivery schedules.

FAITH AND CULTURE | Reaching out in hope

F. Javier Orozco

It isn't difficult these days to recognize what appears to be an ever-growing propensity for violence and division. Around the world, we see an array of violence that ranges from national wars and civil unrest to targeted attacks on individuals and groups of people.

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