Signing off from 2011
The U.S. Catholic office is winding down here in 2011. We’ll all be back January 3, 2012, ready to get to work putting out another issue of our newly redesigned magazine, blogging about current events, and keeping you up to date on church news. Until then, I'll leave you with a brief look both back and ahead at just a few things we saw this year that we're sure to still be talking about in 2012.
In 2011, we heard of Harold Camping’s multiple predictions  about the end of the world. Will the world really end in 2012  as the Mayans predicted? (And, will I ever be able to stop singing Jay Sean’s “2012” when I think about that? Let’s hope so.)
2012 will decide the next president of the United States, and 2011 has already seen plenty of debate and discussion on the matter. Will faith play a role  when you cast your vote? Does the candidate’s faith matter to you?
The Iraq war has been declared over , and U.S. troops are coming home. Will we provide care for our veterans, suffering physical, mental, emotional, and moral injuries ? Will we still have a sense of responsibility to the Iraqis whose lives were altered as a result of our involvement?
Let's rememeber that each new day and each new year brings us the opportunity to find God in our lives.
Happy New Year, everyone! See you in 2012.