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Serra's Sainthood

August 31-September 7, 2015

Vol. 213 / No. 5

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AN ADULT FORMATION. A group meets with a seminarian in January at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Joe PaprockiAugust 19, 2015

In 1974, the Chicago Cubs had gone almost seven decades without a World Series championship. Much has changed in the last 40 years: Lights were installed in Wrigley Field for night games, a new jumbotron has been added and seating capacity has increased, generating more income. And yet, 107 years af

Christopher KaczorAugust 19, 2015

In his work On Christian Doctrine, St. Augustine argued that Christians should make use of rhetorical insights offered by pagan writers, like Cicero. If Augustine were writing today about how parents, ministers and teachers communicate with their children, parishioners and students, what secular wis

A CONTROVERSIAL CANONIZATION. An image of Blessed Junípero Serra, right, is seen as Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Rome on May 2.
Jeffrey M. BurnsAugust 19, 2015

A cause for healing or controversy?

Mike St. ThomasAugust 19, 2015

What is the goal of Catholic education in the midst of the flurry of screens and devices that bring the modern world to our fingertips?

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.August 18, 2015

For 30 years as our most popular former president, Carter has functioned as the nation’s conscience, mainly because, like Pope Francis, he’s the real deal: a leader who says what he does and does what he says.

Our readersAugust 19, 2015

The Price of PowerRe “Of Many Things,” by Matt Malone, S.J. (8/3): Canon law as well as civil law in most jurisdictions makes the ordinary/diocesan bishop the actual owner or at least the principal trustee of all the property of the church, so that in many and varied actions that affect

The EditorsAugust 18, 2015

The one solution that has been proven to help minority students is not even on the table: integration.