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Rediscovering Jesus

March 16, 2015

Vol. 212 / No. 9

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Jessica KeatingMarch 04, 2015

Last year Brittany Maynard's controversial decision to 'die with dignity' captured the national imagination and rekindled the contentious debate over the right to die.

FINAL REST. Men place a headstone at the grave of Seydo Mehmud Cumo, 44, at a cemetery in Suruc, Turkey, Oct. 11. Cumo was a Syrian Kurdish fighter killed in clashes with Islamic State militants in Kobani, Syria.
Politics & Society
Elias D. MallonMarch 04, 2015

"Why don't they speak out?" Faced with the savage persecution of Christians and other religious minorities in Syria and Iraq, that is a question one often hears as the atrocities of the so-called Islamic State continue in the name of Islam.

THE POPE AT PRAYER. Pope Francis prays before an icon of Mary, Salvation of the Roman People, in a chapel of the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome the morning after his election.
Timothy P. SchillingMarch 04, 2015

What is the lifeblood of the church and its service to the world? Pope Francis says nothing new in “The Joy of the Gospel” when he stresses the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. What is striking, however, is the passion with which he makes his case and the fullness

President George H.W. Bush takes the oath of office in January, 1989. (Wikipedia Commons/Library of Congress photo). 
Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.March 04, 2015

No one should visit a presidential library expecting to see a balanced assessment.

Our readersMarch 04, 2015

To Cuba’s CreditRe “A ‘Francis Effect’ in Cuba” (Current Comment, 2/23): Having served as the pastor of two parishes in Santa Clara, Cuba, from 1994 to 1998, I think I ought to point out some errors in this commentary. The editors write that “conditions in the cou

The EditorsMarch 04, 2015

'Moral seduction' in the debate around physician-assisted suicide

Faith Faith in Focus
Brian DoyleMarch 04, 2015

Life, death and the home country