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For many years America has been a trusted educational resource for high school teachers, college professors and directors of religious education. As America enters its second century of publication, we hope today’s teachers and educators will continue to make use of the magazine in the classroom. Toward that end, we are happy to provide this list of articles from our pages on important Catholic topics, from Scripture and the sacraments to social justice and Catholic identity.

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Scripture

“A Literate Church”
David Gibson
December 8, 2008

“The Bible and History”
Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.
March 14, 2005

“Creationism and the Catechism”
Joan Acker
December 16, 2000

Sacraments/Liturgy

“Bless Me, Father”
James Martin, S.J.
May 21, 2007
 
Richard Bauman
May 23, 2005
 
Timothy Padgett
March 4, 2002
 
“Do ‘Good People’ Need Confession?”
Edward Collins Vacek
February 25, 2002
 
Donald W. Trautman
October 22, 2001

“College Students and Conversion”
Joseph J. Guido, O.P.
February 5, 2001

Social Justice

“Four Lessons for Teaching Justice”
Drew Christiansen, S.J.
May 11, 2009

“Immigration’s Dark Moments”
The Editors
October 13, 2008

“From Disciplina to the Day of Pardon”
Drew Christiansen, S.J.
October 2, 2006

“Justice and Equality”
Robert F. Drinan, S.J.
February 17, 2003

“Ten Building Blocks of Catholic Social Teaching”
William J. Byron
October 31, 1998

“The Death Penalty: An Outsider’s View”
The Editors
June 6, 1998

What Makes Us Catholic?

“Pope Benedict on Hope”
Gerald O’Collins
December 10, 2007
 
Mary Moloney Haggerty
November 7, 2005
 
Robert P. Maloney, C.M.
September 19, 2005
 
“A Witness to Joy”
Debbie Rosenberg
September 20, 2004
 
“The Sign of the Cross”
Robert P. Maloney, C.M.
May 19, 2003
 
“Celebrating Dorothy Day”
Stephen J. Kupra
August 27, 2001
 
John F. Desmond
May 14, 1994

 

The Saints

“Holy Men and Women”
Drew Christiansen, S.J.
October 29, 2007
 
James Martin, S.J.
October 30, 2006
 
Lawrence S. Cunningham
October 2, 2006
 
Robert Ellsberg
September 18, 2006
 
John W. Padberg
July 17, 2006
 
Bruce Nieli
April 24, 2006
 
“Five Years with Dorothy Day”
Robert Ellsberg
November 21, 2005
 
Robert Ellsberg
November 14, 2005
 
John W. Donohue
November 7, 2005
 
Jason R. Rowe
April 25, 2005
 
“The Saint of the Sock Drawer”
James Martin, S.J.
January 3, 2005
 
Emily Wu
April 12, 2004
 
John W. Donohue
May 13, 1995

 

Catholics and Politics

The Editors
December 15, 2008
 
Bishop Robert W. McElroy
January 31, 2005
 
Henry J. Hyde
February 17, 2003

 

Death and Dying

“Catholicism, Death and Modern Medicine”
Lisa Sowle Cahill
April 25, 2005

“The Ocean of Life”
John F. Kavanaugh, S.J.
January 31, 2005

“On Dying Well”
Myles N. Sheehan
July 29-August 5, 2000

Service

George Anderson, S.J.
February 27, 2006
 
Terry Golway
July 4, 2005
 
David Nantais, S.J.
April 19, 2005
 
Peter A. Clark
February 21, 2005
 
Jean Carbone
January 7, 2002

 

Faith and Forgiveness

Mary Fontana
October 16, 2006
 
Greg Kandra
June 20, 2005
 
Jens Soering
March 21,  2005
 
Valerie Schultz
March 7, 2005
 
Matt Malone, S.J.
March 7, 2005
 
Angelo Stagnaro
November 29, 2004
 
Hugh Gallagher
October 25, 2004

 

Education

William F. Murphy
May 8, 2006
 
February 6, 2006
Dean Brackley, S.J.

 

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