In the news Oct. 7

The fiscal hostage crisis in Washington enters its second week as Speaker Boehner insists he will continue government shutdown unless he receives concessions on the Affordable Care Act, which is having gridlock troubles of its own unrelated to political snarls.

Ailing U.S. cities seek reboot powered by "immigrant friendly" policies.

Advertisement

U.S. special forces had a busy weekend. One assault in Somalia appeared to seek retribution for the Kenyan Westgate Mall attack. Guess CIA did not read this week's Current Comment.

Americans Catholics agree with Pope Francis that church rhetoric perhaps too focused on abortion and same-sex marriage.

The state of the world's oceans? Critical according to a new report.

Following another groundbreaking interview with Pope Francis, John Allen offers a brief seminar on Italian journalism--notebook and tape recorder are optional for attendees.

Many are willing to risk everything--and losing more than they could imagine--to escape poverty and hopelessness in an increasingly ungovernable Lebanon.

Pope Francis calls more tragedy at sea near Lampedusa a "disgrace."

 

 

Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.

Advertisement

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

A 14-year-old boy receives medical treatment at Suez Canal University hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, after he was in injured during an attack on a mosque (AP Photo/Amr Nabil).
The pope described the attack as a “wanton act of brutality directed at innocent civilians gathered in prayer.”
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 24, 2017
“The Senate proposal is fundamentally flawed as written and requires amendment,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane in a Nov. 22 letter to senators.
Pope Francis greets people at the “Regional Hub,” a government-run processing center for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, in Bologna, Italy, Oct. 1. (CNS photo/L’Osservatore Romano)
Although he named no countries, Vatican observers believe he is referring especially to political leaders in several western and eastern European countries.
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 24, 2017
For Thanksgiving, we give you an inside look into what Jesuit basketball teams to watch out for this season.
Olga SeguraNovember 24, 2017