In the upcoming print issue of The Criterion

The latest edition of The Criterion has been printed and is on its way to subscribers. Below is a list of stories that will be appearing in the issue, along with regular features like the archbishop's column, the editorial page and our events calendar.

Front pageOur December 8, 2017 issue

Local stories:

  • Sharing the faith: High school seniors encouraged to live ‘on God’s terms’ and transform the world
  • Book’s images, art meant to inspire the human heart
  • Workshop gives foreign clergy sure footing as they begin ministry in U.S.
  • Cancer deters comedian’s NCYC gig, but not her faith or humor
  • Priest’s vocation has ‘transcended’ health challenges over 50 years
  • From the Archives: May Altar at St. Catherine of Siena Parish
  • Readers are invited to share favorite Christmas memories

Regular local features:

  • Christ the Cornerstone: Mary invites us to come home to her son Jesus
    • Cristo, la piedra angular: María nos invita a regresar a su hijo Jesús
  • Editorial: Pope, bishops teach about justice for migrants
  • From the Editor Emeritus: Father Walter Ciszek survived Soviet slave-labor camps
  • Twenty Something: The art of giving, the challenge of Advent
  • Our Works of Charity: What is your ‘joy quotient’ this Christmas season?
  • Public Schedule of Archbishop Charles C. Thompson
  • Letters to the Editor
    • Reader offers thanks for story on organization that honors veterans for their service
  • Events Calendar
    • ‘Longest Night’ prayer service and Mass scheduled for those grieving during the holidays
    • Sisters of Providence announce Christmas prayer and service times
    • St. John’s hosting Christkindl Village Christmas Festival on Dec. 15-17
  • Obituaries
    • General listing
  • My Journey to God: Open Our Hearts

Catholic News Service:

  • Pope expresses satisfaction with meetings on Rohingya crisis
  • Church leaders emphasize need for repentance and atonement for peace between North Korea and South Korea
  • Study shows Guadalupe devotion lessens health issues caused by stress
  • In Myanmar and Bangladesh, pope calls for dialogue and respect for all
  • Washington Archdiocese takes transit system to court over ad guidelines
  • Advent is time to identify sin, help the poor, see beauty, pope says
  • Column: Freedom and the purpose of sex
  • Column: Temperance holds key to staying sane in today’s crazy world
  • The Sunday Readings: Second Sunday of Advent
  • Question Corner: Those to receive Communion should fast for an hour before receiving it


  • Advent is a season of promise, prophets and penance
  • Prepare for Christ’s coming by lowering mountains, raising valleys in your heart

Interested in gaining access to all these features each week?

Then subscribe to The Criterion


Local site Links:

Like this story? Then share it!