A City Under Fire

January 18-25, 2016

Vol.214 / No.2

January 18-25, 2016

Raymond A. SchrothJanuary 07, 2016

Fixing the nation’s education crisis requires elementary thinking.

HANDS UP. Demonstrators confront police officers during a protest in reaction  to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 27, 2015.
Judith ValenteJanuary 07, 2016

More than 2,800 people were shot in Chicago last year, and by December 2015 there had been 417 gun homicides, up almost 20 percent from the previous year.

REUNION. Pope Francis waves during a special audience with members of the Catholic Fraternity of Charismatic Covenant Communities and Fellowships at the Vatican, Oct. 31.
Thomas P. RauschJanuary 07, 2016

In the West there are new obstacles to ecumenism.

FIRST CHURCH. West Portico of the Dura-Europos synagogue in 2008.
Michael PeppardJanuary 07, 2016

ISIS seeks to control the country’s future by destroying its Christian past.

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 07, 2016

The annual gathering of pro-life activists, clergy and civic leaders will take place in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 22.

Letters
Our readersJanuary 07, 2016

The 'America' community responds to our latest articles. Join the conversation.

Pope Francis kisses a disabled child during a visit to the parish of Santa Maria dell'Orazione on the outskirts of Rome March 16. (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, pool via Reuters)
Editorials
The EditorsJanuary 07, 2016

In World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis reminds us: “God is not indifferent!”