July 24,2017

Vol.217 / No.2

July 24,2017

Pope Francis greets young refugees during a conference on families and adolescent education at Rome's Basilica of St. John Lateran on June 19. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJune 28, 2017

“This is a pretty broad exception to the ban,” David Robinson says, “and it does allow for legitimate entry into the United States for people who can pass the screening process, which is what we want.”

A woman looks towards missing posters stuck on a phone box in front of the remains of Grenfell Tower in London on June 17, 2017. Police say it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block fire. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartJune 30, 2017

That the Grenfell Tower fire happened in a poverty-stricken enclave of the richest of London’s boroughs quickly became an unavoidable symbol of how divided the united kingdoms have become. And it was not the terrorists who divided us.

(AP Photo/Matthew J. Sroka)
Politics & Society Dispatches

A record low moving rate may be worsening inequality in the United States.

Faith Features

Although most agree that the Land O’ Lakes statement has had a pervasive influence on Catholic higher education over the last 50 years, many have seen its influence as unconstructive or simply pernicious.

Faith Features

As technology allows bodies to live longer than ever before, palliative care could playing an increasingly important role in end-of-life decisions.

Faith Faith in Focus
Simcha FisherMay 18, 2017

I was Catholic. You pray, you receive the sacraments, you imitate the saints. What more guidance do you need?

Arts & Culture Ideas
David J. MichaelJuly 12, 2017

By a bizarre twist of fate, the taste of the age, “hipster taste,” runs parallel to monastic notions of work, prayer and what we might call the monastic aesthetic.