May 15, 2017

Vol.216 / No.11

May 15, 2017

Arts & Culture Ideas
Olga SeguraApril 13, 2017

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ and ‘Amoris Laetitia’ were released a year ago. Both offer an important—often fundamentally different—look into love and marriage.

Arts & Culture Ideas
Eloise BlondiauApril 28, 2017

If anyone doubted the damage a shallow, sanitized Marian ideal of womanhood could inflict—on women, on faith and on the church—Margaret Atwood’s 'The Handmaid’s Tale' shows us.

Arts & Culture Books

in 'The Virgin Eye,' Robin Daniels shares spiritual wisdom wherever he finds it.

Human rights activist Kerry Kennedy speaks at a rally, May 21, 2016, at New York City Hall during the March for Farmworker Justice (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz).
Arts & Culture Books
Tom DeignanMay 02, 2017

In 'Beyond 15,' Jonathan Rosenblum scolds Barack Obama for being “more invested in bailing out the financial sector than in expending political capital for workers’ rights.”

In this June 16, 2014, file photo, a homeless man sits on a sidewalk in New York City. (CNS photo/Justin Lane, EPA)
Arts & Culture Books
Jonathan Malesic May 03, 2017

On measures of well-being, residents of the United States fare worse than residents of countries like Canada, Sweden or Japan, all of which are less wealthy but more equal.

President George W. Bush addresses the media at the Pentagon on Sept. 17, 2001, following a meeting with his national security team and leaders of the National Guard and Reserve forces. Seated at the left is National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice.
Arts & Culture Books
Jerome DonnellyMay 03, 2017

Jerome Donnelly reviews "Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein" by John Nixon.

Melissa Leo as Madalyn Murray O’Hair in "The Most Hated Woman in America" (Netflix) 
Arts & Culture Film
Jake MartinApril 04, 2017

"The Most Hated Woman in America" indicts Madalyn Murray O’Hair as no better than the corrupt religious leaders that she railed against.