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'We Have a Lot of Work to Do'

February 16, 2015

Vol. 212 / No. 5

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What is on trial in an annulment process is the bond of marriage. Did it or did it not take place at the time of the marriage?
Paul V. GarrityFebruary 04, 2015

No clear guidance emerged from last fall’s Synod of Bishops on the Family for divorced and remarried Catholics who wish to receive holy Communion. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, O.F.M.Cap., among others, has suggested that streamlining the annulment process may be the best way to provide relief

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.February 04, 2015

Past editors were no mere chroniclers of The Troubles but active participants as well.

Our readersFebruary 04, 2015

No Simple Solutions“The Feminist Case Against Abortion,” by Serrin M. Foster (1/19), is one of the more reasoned and thoughtful approaches to the thorny abortion issue that I have read. And it is a thorny issue. At times it seems that abortion opponents are on the opposite of a

The EditorsFebruary 04, 2015

A majority of students in the nation’s public schools are now growing up in poverty.

Faith in Focus
Jessica MesmanFebruary 04, 2015

The first time I saw snow, I was 26 years old. I’d moved to Pittsburgh for graduate school after a lifetime in southern Louisiana, where I’d never owned a coat, hat, scarf or mittens. I remember I walked outside the coffee shop where I was studying and stood there, turning circles in won

Jon M. SweeneyFebruary 04, 2015

'Aimless Love,' by Billy Collins, 'Blue Horses,' by Mary Oliver and 'Dylan Thomas,' edited by Hannah Ellis

Joy GordonFebruary 04, 2015

'Cuban Revelations,' by Marc Frank