Features
7 THE MURDERER AND THE HARLOT
— Part Five of a Lenten Series —
David Learns a Lesson
BY DANIEL MUTH

News
5 Bishop-elect Explains
Buddhist Lay Ordination

Opinion
9 Editor’s Column
Finding Many Surprises

10 Editorials
Troubling Statistics

11 Reader’s Viewpoint
Silence Speaks Louder than Words
BY TED LEWIS

12 Letters
Embrace the Season

Other Departments
4 Sunday’s Readings

13 People & Places