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Longing for Communion

July 18-25, 2016

Vol. 215 / No. 2

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GENERATIONAL SOLIDARITY. Children spend time with their grandmother in 2012 on the front porch of their home in Hillsdale, Mo.
John J. StrynkowskiJune 21, 2016

The challenge is to rise from having empathy for a few to having empathy for many.

Pope Francis greets children during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, June 8 (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
Blase J. CupichJune 22, 2016

“Like a Loving Mother” from Pope Francis addresses clerical sexual abuse in a systemic and holistic way.

CLOSER TOGETHER Pope Francis receives a gift from children during a visit to Christuskirche, a parish of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rome, on Nov. 15, 2015
Timothy P. O'MalleyJuly 07, 2016

“Pope Francis is not wrong to say that Catholics and Lutherans share much in common relative to Eucharistic Faith.”

Heart to Heart. Pope Francis greets a Muslim woman as he meets residents at the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, on April 16.
John W. O’MalleyJuly 07, 2016

The blueprint for Pope Francis' pontificate has from the very first instant been Vatican II.

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

Brexit reveals the radical shift in our politics, one we ignore at our peril.

Our readersJuly 07, 2016

Church WallsI could not agree more with Matt Malone, S.J., when he writes, “It will also be useful to have in Washington a diplomat who represents the vicar of Christ, the one who breaks down walls” (Of Many Things, 6/20). I only wish the church had not built so many during its long tenu

FAREWELL TO ALL THAT. A man carries a European Union flag in London on June 24, a day after voters in the United Kingdom decided to leave the EU (CNS photo/Neil Hall, Reuters).
The EditorsJune 30, 2016

Brexit revealed a fundamental divide between the political, financial and journalistic leaders of the United Kingdom and the society they putatively lead.