Surviving in America

August 17-24, 2015

Vol.213 / No.4

August 17-24, 2015

Marc BarnesAugust 06, 2015

Our painful attempts to live a fulfilling sexual existence could be helped by a consideration of the world of agriculture. This idea is hardly novel, and it owes much to that fine essay by Wendell Berry, “The Body and the Earth,” but I think we have yet to tease out the essential connect

illustrations from The Codex Canadensis and the Writings of Louis Nicolas

A book came my way a few months ago, a literally weighty tome of almost seven pounds, quarto sized, two and a half inches thick. The book is The Codex Canadensis and the Writings of Louis Nicolas, a beautiful, scholarly work with 555 numbered pages of text and illustrations. I found it through a Goo

THE HEART OF TEXAS. Migrants sit at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church temporary shelter in McAllen, Tex.
Tom DeignanAugust 06, 2015

Race, assimilation and 19th-century Catholic immigrants

Brad RothrockAugust 06, 2015

What do a cow, a human being and the ozone layer have in common?

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.August 06, 2015

On my desk at America Media headquarters sits a sealed glass bowl containing some dark, hardened soil from the tract of land my family tilled for more than two centuries in County Galway, Ireland. This is unsurprising, I suppose. When I try to count back through my 13 predecessors as editor in chief

Letters
Our readersAugust 06, 2015

Editor’s Note: This week’s Reply All section is dedicated to the many thoughtful responses to “After Obergefell" (Editorial, 7/20).Humility and Truth-TellingI found much prudential and sensible pastoral exhortation in America’s editorial on the Supreme Court decision reg

Editorials
The EditorsAugust 04, 2015

A series of undercover videos has brought renewed attention, in chilling and often gruesome detail, to a seldom discussed aspect of the abortion industry.