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Creating ‘Silence’

December 19-26, 2016

Vol. 215 / No. 19

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Politics & Society
Carolyn AlessioDecember 05, 2016

After one of my own teenage students was murdered, Emmett Till's grave became a place of occasional pilgrimage for me.

Arts & Culture
James Martin, S.J.December 06, 2016

An exclusive interview with James Martin, S.J. and Martin Scorsese, the director of "Silence."

Faith Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.December 06, 2016

The Jesuits had lost their way, some thought, especially in Latin America, where the sons of Ignatius had embraced liberation theology.

Our readersDecember 07, 2016

Follow what our readers have to say about our articles.

Children carry flowers to place at a figurine of the baby Jesus as Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Dec. 24. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Editorials
The EditorsDecember 06, 2016

To those who lived in that world of fear, it must have seemed absurd that an infant would be the answer to their fear.

Faith Faith in Focus
Joe Watson Jr.December 06, 2016

Without the weeks I spent easing back into prayer, I would not be alive today.

Arts & Culture Books
Thomas GibbDecember 06, 2016

For some, El Salvador was a shameful episode, in which Washington backed the perpetrators of a death squad bloodbath in a failed attempt to militarily defeat a homegrown leftist insurgency.