May 29, 2017

Vol.216 / No.12

May 29, 2017

President Donald Trump joins House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 4, 2017, after the House pushed through a health care bill. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeMay 04, 2017

U.S. bishops called on the Senate to strip out the harmful provisions of the bill when the chamber takes it up for consideration or essentially to start over on GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

At a May Day rally in Bloemfontein, South Africa, trade unionists demand that South African President Jacob Zuma step down. The president was jeered by labor activists and his speech was cancelled after scuffles broke out between his supporters and workers chanting for him to step down at the rally. (AP Photo/Khothatso Mokone)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganMay 09, 2017

What should one make of this chaotic month? Is the presidency of Jacob Zuma reaching an endgame?

Saffron Edwards, 15, holds up a rainbow-colored umbrella during a student walkout at Dowling Catholic High School in Des Moines, Iowa. Students, alumni and supporters were protesting the school’s decision not to hire a gay teacher in April 2015. (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Michael Zamora)
Faith Dispatches

Despite shifting views among average Catholics, advocates for L.G.B.T. people say the church can still feel unwelcoming. Church teaching that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered” has not changed.

Faith Features
James Martin, S.J.October 30, 2016

We are all pilgrims on the way, loved sinners following the call we first heard at our baptisms.

Politics & Society Features
Nichole M. FloresMay 12, 2017

How can you shed light on the Catholic tradition without stating anything as truth?

Dorothy Day and her daughter, Tamar (photo courtesy of Kate Hennessy)
Faith Faith in Focus
Kate HennessyMay 09, 2017

My grandmother, Dorothy Day, believed that to lose one’s faith was the greatest sadness.

Engraved words from Kennedy's inaugural address (iStockPhoto)
Politics & Society Vantage Point
The EditorsMay 10, 2017

America’s editors managed, to a degree, to contain their enthusiasm for John F. Kennedy’s candidacy during the presidential campaign of 1960. Their reaction to his inaugural address, however, was less restrained.