Death Comes for the Archbishop

March 23, 2015

Vol.212 / No.10

March 23, 2015

Thousands gather outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador March 30, 1980, as the casket of slain Archbishop Oscar Romero is carried inside for a funeral Mass.
Kevin ClarkeMarch 11, 2015

Today is the Feast of Blessed Oscar Romero.

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.March 11, 2015

Once again the fate of the president’s signature domestic achievement is in the hands of the chief justice of the United States. That was clear enough last week when the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of King v. Burwell, the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Letters
March 11, 2015

Status UpdateReaders respond to the passing on Feb. 26 of Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., former president of the University of Notre Dame and one of the most influential Catholic priests in the history of the church in the United States.Father Ted shaped my alma mater and by so doing shaped my life. He

Letters
Our readersMarch 11, 2015

Health Care RhetoricRe “A Sense of Solidarity,” by Kevin P. Quinn, S.J. (3/2): I was very disturbed by the generalization and characterization of “most, if not all, conservative opposition” in the review of Health Care as a Social Good, by David M. Craig. The implication is t

Editorials
The EditorsMarch 11, 2015

For the Christian, reports of prison scandals recall images of Jesus the prisoner.

Home of Hope children’s refuge in Manila
Faith in Focus
Andrew SmallMarch 11, 2015

‘What can possibly make a difference in these kids’ lives after all they have been through?” I asked. The director of the children’s shelter we were visiting that Sunday morning took her finger off the “enter” button she was using to flick through a PowerPoint pre

AT THE HELM. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., left, as principal celebrant at an outdoor Mass for students on Main Quad of the Notre Dame campus, ca. 1977 
Vantage Point

When anyone writes about the idea of a Catholic university today, or any other day out of the last century, there is always the temptation to repeat in substance what Cardinal Newman said in his incomparable classic on the subject. To suggest that there is something new or important to be said is to