Faith and Foreign Affairs

September 14, 2015

Vol.213 / No.6

September 14, 2015

STAND YOUR GROUND? Chris Williams holds a firearm as he attends a rally against Initiative 594 at the state capitol in Olympia, Wash., Dec. 13, 2014.
Firmin DeBrabanderSeptember 02, 2015

The common good is the first victim of America’s gun culture.

Jon Hassler's boyhood home in Plainview, Minn.
Ed BlockSeptember 02, 2015

The transformational world of John Hassler

READING MATERIAL. Saint Mary’s College President Carol Ann Mooney, left, and Saint Mary’s student Kristen Millar, center. President Mooney is holding a binder with all the letters addressed to Pope Francis.
Elizabeth GroppeSeptember 02, 2015

"Dear Pope Francis.…” Thus began many of the letters that were carefully placed in a blue binder in preparation for transcontinental travel to Rome. Others opened with the salutation: “Your Holiness,” “Most Holy Reverend Pope Francis,” “Querido Papa Fr

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry tours the "Sala Regia," the "royal room" of the Vatican, Jan. 14 with Msgr. Jose Bettencourt, the Holy See's head of protocol. (CNS photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, pool via Reuters) (Jan. 14, 2014)
John KerrySeptember 02, 2015

Secretary of State John Kerry writes about the role of faith traditions in diplomacy and global affairs

Dominican Sister Malia Dominica Wong, the vocations coordinator for the Diocese of Honolulu.
Seán D. SammonSeptember 02, 2015

Lack of imagination and fear of innovation on the part of the church as a whole are two elements obstructing the renewal of contemporary religious life, for every baptized Catholic has a role to play in the task of reimagining this way of living. In declaring 2015 a year dedicated to consecrated lif

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.September 02, 2015

‘George Bush’s Message to Michael,” I recall, was the headline that blared across two whole pages of The Boston Herald on Aug. 19, 1988. The Herald had chosen to print in its entirety the speech that Vice President George Bush had delivered the night before in New Orleans, acceptin

Letters
Our readersSeptember 02, 2015

Separate IssuesRe “Selling the Unborn,” (Editorial, 8/17): The tragedy of abortion is a mother finding herself in a situation where she decides ending the life of her child is her best option. “Pro-life” is a euphemism for taking this hugely personal and difficult decision an