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Pope Francis in the U.S.

October 12, 2015

Vol. 213 / No. 10

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MARRIAGE COUNSELORS. Bishop Dimitrios Salachas of Greece, left, talks with Msgr. Pio Vito Pinto, dean of the Roman Rota, a Vatican court.
Kevin E. McKennaSeptember 29, 2015

Many canon lawyers may be in an ecclesiastical funk since the election of Pope Francis. Not one to “wield canons” at miscreants violating ecclesiastical norms, this pontiff seems more prone to mediation, conciliation and mercy, while upholding the important values of communion within the

Politics & Society
Matt Malone, S.J.September 29, 2015

On Sept. 17, 2015, Matt Malone, S.J., president and editor in chief of America Media, spoke with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. at the office of the vice president in Washington, D.C., about his faith, his family and his public life. A complete video recording can be found at

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

Will the pope’s visit encourage Catholic elected officials to speak more freely about faith?

Our readersSeptember 29, 2015

Conversion in CubaRe “A Tale of Two Countries,” by Miguel Díaz (9/21): It is beautiful and appropriate to wax poetic about mercy. We should all abide by these timeless truths. Yet the call of Christ is conversion. To simply plead for mercy in Cuba while not demanding conversion of the C

Faith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.September 29, 2015

For decades, I have admired Ron Hansen, the gifted author of many novels, including one of my favorites, Mariette in Ecstasy, about the religious experiences of a young nun in upstate New York. “Luminous” is how one reviewer described the book, and I think of that adjective every time I

George V. CoyneSeptember 29, 2015

'A God That Could Be Real,' by Nancy Ellen Abrams

William BoleSeptember 29, 2015

'An Unlikely Union,' by Paul Moses