August 4-11, 2014

Vol.211 / No.3
MAKING THE COMMITMENT. U.S. bishops cast their votes on the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” at their 2002 meeting in Dallas.
Signs Of the Times
Kevin ClarkeJuly 22, 2014

Jennifer M. Haselberger, former chancellor of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, accuses top church leaders of a “cavalier attitude” toward the safety of children.

Fleeing Mosul
Signs Of the Times

The fate of the 1,700-year-old Christian community of Mosul in Iraq seems to have been sealed as the city’s remaining Christians, heeding a warning from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, fled the city on July 17. • The Knights of Columbus pledged $1.4 million on July 14 to help cover c

Jesuits and their colleagues, collaborators and friends—and all persons formed by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius—owe a debt of gratitude to Pope Pius VII. Without Pius VII, it is fair to say, there would be no Society of Jesus today, no Jesuit schools, colleges or universities,

Jean-Baptise de Franssu, new president of Vatican bank, and outgoing president Ernst Von Freyberg pose during news conference. (CNS photo/Tony Gentile, Reuters)
Current Comment
The EditorsJuly 22, 2014

The new system at the Vatican Bank must not only provide safeguards against corruption but also build up a culture of effective cooperation.

Books
Mark J. DavisJuly 22, 2014

'The Struggle for Iraq's Future,' Zaid Al-Ali

Letters
July 22, 2014

 Time RedeemedI was reading my brother inmate’s issue of America and came across “The Home Team,” by Kerry Weber (5/26). At first her column saddened me because I do not have similar memories with my own family, especially with my father. Upon a second reading, however, as she

Philosopher's Notebook
John J. ConleyJuly 22, 2014

It must be said.Several months ago I received an email marked urgent from one of the professional organizations to which I belong. Addressed to “Concerned Faculty Member,” the missive urged me to sign a statement promising that I would not teach, lecture or offer any other assistance to