Choose the Good

February 2, 2015

Vol.212 / No.3

February 2, 2015

Drew ChristiansenJanuary 22, 2015

In his apostolic exhortation on evangelization, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis wrote about the centrality of dialogue with the world for evangelization. We must dialogue, he insisted, even with those who hold erroneous views, because they possess insights that are gifts for us as

Thomas P. RauschJanuary 22, 2015

The words had a vaguely alien sound: postcolonial, mujerista, queer, eco-theological. But as I sat on our theology department’s hiring committee and read applicants’ dossiers, it was clear that the thinking behind these labels is shaping the work of many who are finishing doctoral studie

After much free and honest talk—what Pope Francis in his final address to the Synod on the Family last October praised as “a spirit of collegiality and synodality”—and the revelation of significant divisions among the world’s bishops, we now await the ongoing discussion

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 22, 2015

A tale of two speeches: recalling Mario Cuomo's approaches to poverty and abortion

Letters
Our readersJanuary 22, 2015

Why They ComeRe “A Nation of Immigrants” (Editorial, 1/5): I agree the issue of illegal immigration is more complex than a border fix. Shouldn’t we ask: why do they come? I had the mistaken impression back in the days of the Clinton administration that Mexican farmers would welcome

People hold a placard at vigil for Paris shooting victims.
Editorials
The EditorsJanuary 22, 2015

Set restraints on speech through civic consensus, not government or religious edict

A nun waves a Vatican flag while attending Mass with Pope John Paul II in Havana Jan. 25, 1998.
Vantage Point
The EditorsJanuary 22, 2015

Time has accomplished what a U.S.-supported invasion, a crushing economic embargo, the collapse of the Soviet Union and any number of external and internal catastrophes could not: the removal of Fidel Castro from direct control over the people of Cuba. Suffering from failing health, Castro has final