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June 12, 2017

Vol. 216 / No. 13

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Politics & Society Of Many Things

There is a bubble in American politics, but it is not separating Democratic and Republican voters; it is keeping political leaders of both parties from hearing the voices outside Washington.

Magazine Your Take
Our readersJune 01, 2017

As a pro-life Democrat, I think the Democratic Party could become strong again if it would not insist that all the people who call themselves Democrats be pro-choice without exception.

Faith Your Take
Our readersJune 01, 2017

Seventy-two percent of our reader sample told America that, for good or ill, the way their children were welcomed had a critical effect on their own relationship with their parish.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speak to the media about President Donald Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget in the Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsMay 25, 2017

The U.S. bishops have raised some serious concerns about what this proposal says about our national values.

Faith Editorials
The EditorsJune 01, 2017

Even though it is no longer a surprise, Pope Francis still makes news with his direct pastoral ministry, as he did in May, going door-to-door to bless homes in a public housing complex in the Roman suburbs.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (AP Photo)
Politics & Society Short Take
Rachel DenberApril 20, 2017

The violence is brutal, the cruelty extreme and the anti-gay hostility extremely virulent. ​​​​​​​

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron celebrates at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris May 7. (CNS photo/Christian Hartmann, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches

The Macron-Le Pen face-off posed a singular challenge to any Catholic trying to make a faith-informed vote.