The Cross They Bear

February 29, 2016

Vol.214 / No.7
Current Comment
The EditorsFebruary 18, 2016

The problems with for-profit prisons are well documented.

Priests who are Missionaries of Mercy for the Holy Year attend Pope Francis' celebration of Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Feb. 10. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Current Comment
The EditorsFebruary 18, 2016

It is no coincidence that this commission coincided with the start of the Lenten season.

Poetry
Dana GioiaFebruary 18, 2016

Jacobnever climbed the ladderburning in his dream. Sleeppressed him like a stonein the dust,and whenhe should have risenlike a flame to jointhat choir, he was sickof traveling,and closedhis eyes to the Seraphimascending, unconsciousof the impossible distancesbetween their steps,missedthem mount the

Books
Nicholas D. SawickiFebruary 18, 2016

'Structures of Grace,' by Kevin Ahern

Signs Of the Times

More than 150 Coptic Christians took part in a sit-in convened on Sunday, Feb. 7, in front of the provincial administration office in Minya, Egypt, to bring to the attention of the authorities the case of an 18-year-old Coptic girl missing for several days. The family of the young woman, resident in

Editorials
The EditorsFebruary 18, 2016

Moving from documenting these violations to correcting them represents a Herculean task.

Signs Of the Times

Recent attacks on civilians in Nigeria renew a grisly debate: Is Boko Haram the world’s deadliest terrorist group or should ISIS bear that odious distinction? Though it received relatively little press attention, in 2014 Boko Haram managed to kill far more people in its various rampages than I