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Praised Be Creation

July 20-27, 2015

Vol. 213 / No. 2

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CALL TO ACTION. Journalists attend a news conference for the presentation of Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” at the Vatican on June 18, 2015.

Looking back at a life-giving encyclical on The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

John W. O’MalleyJuly 08, 2015

Unlike the other synods held since the Second Vatican Council, the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to discuss the family, held in Rome last October, sparked widespread interest. It did so for two reasons. First, the open and lively debate in the synod contrasted starkly with the muted

Phil Klay
Arts & Culture Interviews
Kevin SpinaleJuly 08, 2015

Phil Klay won the National Book Award for fiction in 2014 for his collection of short stories, Redeployment. Writing in The New York Times, Dexter Filkins called it “the best thing written so far on what the war did to people’s souls.” A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Klay s

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.July 08, 2015

“What is Pope Francis really doing?” might be the wrong question.

Our readersJuly 08, 2015

Wage TradeoffIn “L.A. Wage Wars” (Current Comment, 6/22), the editors write, “The argument for exempting union workers, however, is a bit more cynical.” The pressures being faced by Homeboy Industries are not isolated. The Congressional Budget Office report issued when Presid

The EditorsJuly 08, 2015

The landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges represents the high-water mark in the culture wars that have afflicted the country and the church for decades. Some view the court’s decision to redefine civil marriage in order to accommodate same-sex couples as an egregi


'The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered,' by Laura Auricchio