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The Cardinals' Appeal

May 11, 2015

Vol. 212 / No. 16

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 Georgetown University
William J. ByronApril 29, 2015

The Jesuits in American higher education have lost the principle of assignment. In its place, the principle of attraction has been at work since the 1970s. Previously, the superior of a Jesuit province would, after appropriate consultation, assign one of his men to a given college or university facu

NEW VOICES. Pope Francis leads a consistory at which he created 20 new cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Feb. 14.
Jim McDermottApril 29, 2015

In February Pope Francis installed 20 new cardinals. In keeping with the pope’s interest in moving the church “to the peripheries,” these new cardinals hail from all over the world, many from places we rarely hear mentioned in the U.S. press. Most are pastors who have worked with p

W. Norris Clarke, S.J.

When I arrived at Fordham University in the fall of 2007, W. Norris Clarke, S.J., was reaching the end of more than 50 years of teaching there, where he was a great light in the study of Thomas Aquinas. In particular, Father Clarke focused his attention on what is known as personalist Thomism, a sch

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.April 29, 2015

A mere half mile from the spot where Our Lord was born, nine children are born each day at Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem.

Our readersApril 29, 2015

F.D.R.’s LegacyIn “The Taxman Cometh” (4/13), Joseph Dunn writes that President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “massive experiment with redistribution failed to work as planned.” On the contrary, F.D.R.’s experiment exceeded expectations. Beginning in 1933, nearly

The EditorsApril 29, 2015

Catholic colleges have a responsibility to offer affordable education.

Faith in Focus
Kristin Grady GilgerApril 29, 2015

My children claim it is often hard to get my attention. I am apt to wander in and out of conversations. I’m often late and easily distracted. I can spend too much time working and not enough time with my family. But when it comes to the big things, when my children are lost or hurt or heading