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Vol. 94, No. 30, January 18, 2017

President Barack Obama

THE END OF AN ERA - U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address Jan. 10 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Trump inauguration is Jan. 20. (CNS photo/John Gress, Reuters)

This Week

Documenting lives

“Since cameras were invented, they’ve been used to document the lives of poor people and the injustice of their conditions,” writes Michael Swan. “That tradition lives on in Toronto, in the photographs of Vincenzo Pietropaolo.”

Don’t skip the dishes

Edna Froese makes the case for doing the dishes the old-fashioned way, as an opportunity for animated family discussions that might not otherwise happen.


A McDonald’s opening in the shadow of St. Peter’s Basilica is to offer free meals to the homeless in a move aimed at defusing controversy over the fast-food restaurant


In Exile

By Ron Rolheiser, OMI

Orthodoxy, sin and heresy

Liturgy and Life

By Gertrude Rompré

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Jan. 29, 2017

Breaking Open the Ordinary

By Sandy Prather

Music: healing, comfort, courage


Arts and Culture