June 3-10, 2013

Vol.208 / No.19
Columns
Raymond A. SchrothMay 21, 2013

In 2010 the film critic Roger Ebert told Esquire: “All is well. I am as I should be.”

Signs Of the Times

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted on May 13 of murder at his Philadelphia abortion clinic, but “nothing can bring back the innocent children he killed, or make up for the vulnerable women he exploited,” said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M.Cap., of Philadelphia. In a statement on May

Matt Malone, S.J.March 18, 2014

The mission of America, wrote its first editor in chief, is not only to “chronicle events of the day and the progress of the church” but also to “stimulate effort and originate movements for the betterment of the masses.” When John Wynne, S.J., penned those words in 1909, he

Film
John AndersonMay 09, 2013

Baz Luhrmann presents an overwrought 'Gatsby' for the digital age

Signs Of the Times

In Rome on May 9, Sally Hodgdon of the United States, superior of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery, was elected vice president of the International Union of Superiors General, a body that includes 1,900 religious orders of women worldwide. • Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York on May 13

Books
Jon M. SweeneyDecember 10, 2013

Two new books on Pope Francis; neither can be considered a true biography.

Letters
Our readersMay 21, 2013

Tears of JoyAs the grandparent of a Providence College student, I saw the “Papal Embrace” before it became viral on the Web. But, in looking at it anew on the cover of the April 29 issue, I gained a new appreciation of the sanctity of the moment caught not by the central characters, but