March 17, 2014

Vol.210 / No.9
Of Other Things
William T. CavanaughMarch 04, 2014

Citizen United protects free speech but ignores disparities of power among different speakers.

"We must work to see that our field hospital is a place filled with hope."
Joseph G. KellyMarch 04, 2014

‘I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Heal the wounds, heal the wounds.” What a stunning

The Word
John W. MartensMarch 04, 2014

When my oldest son was a little boy he was shopping with my mother and father and saw something on a display shelf that he wanted He said so ldquo I want that I want that rdquo My mother explained that you cannot have everything you want but that we buy what we need He thought about that fo

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.March 04, 2014

The factions so feared by the founding fathers have paralyzed the political process.

Peter J. VaghiMarch 04, 2014

‘The most important thing that can happen to a person,” Pope Francis explained during a homily on the First Sunday of Advent before confirming a group of parish children, “is to encounter Jesus, who loves us, who has saved us, who gave his life for us.” In our increasingly di

Books
Nicholas CliffordMarch 12, 2014

Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian has been one of the most important and controversial figures in modern Chinese Catholicism Born into a Catholic family in Shanghai in 1916 he was educated by the French Jesuits in that city and became a Jesuit himself living through a tumultuous time in China rsquo s hi

Pope Francis greets Pittsburgh bishop during general audience at Vatican. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)
Signs Of the Times

In a speech to the Congregation for Bishops, Pope Francis said bishops should act not like ambitious corporate executives but as humble evangelists and men of prayer, willing to sacrifice everything for their flocks. “We don’t need a manager, the C.E.O. of a business, nor someone who sha