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Words Count: Spring Books

April 18, 2016

Vol. 214 / No. 13

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WALK BY FAITH. Parishioners from 10 churches in Ferguson, Mo., walk to City Hall on Nov. 2.
James Dominic RooneyApril 06, 2016

The Dominic option should bring us together to transform our world, not to become isolated from it.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets students from Cashel Community School at the Rock of Cashel, also known as St. Patrick's Rock, in County Tipperary, Ireland, May 20, 2011 (CNS photo/Reuters).
Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.April 06, 2016

Forgiveness, of course, is much more than a feeling. It is a series of small, often painful acts that culminate in a conversion of hearts that creates the very possibility of peace. Queen Elizabeth II put forgiveness into action.

Our readersApril 06, 2016

Illusions of CertitudeAfter reading “Scalia v. Aquinas,” by Anthony Giambrone, O.P. (3/21), I was tempted to defer to the dictum, “Say good things about the deceased or say nothing.” But in fact Justice Scalia’s confidence in his ability to divine the true meaning of th

The EditorsApril 06, 2016

Obama evinces little discomfort exercising the executive powers amassed by his predecessor.

Faith Faith in Focus
Marlene LangApril 06, 2016

"My quiet time in the mildew downstairs yielded this thought: it was simply time for me to live with the poor."

Richard Ford: "We will all be the better, as readers, if we let the maker tell us what a story is by giving us one to read."
Arts & Culture Books
Richard FordApril 06, 2016

Author Richard Ford on the state of the contemporary short story.

Chris HerlingerApril 06, 2016

'Voices from Chernobyl,' by Svetlana Alexievich; 'Zinky Boys,' by Svetlana Alexievich