December 24, 2018

Vol. 219 / No. 14

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December 24, 2018

Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.December 14, 2018

Each year, America’s editor in chief (yours truly in the present instance) will take an in-depth look at a public figure whose Catholic faith plays a meaningful role in his or her life and work.

Magazine Letters
Our readersDecember 14, 2018

An Opportunity

Arts & Culture Your Take
Our readersDecember 14, 2018

Presented with 10 films and television specials, readers had a variety of favorites.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsDecember 14, 2018

“Additional EITC expansions today—for adults with or without children—would likely continue to increase labor supply, decrease poverty, and improve the well-being of lower-income families at a cost much lower than the ‘sticker price.’”

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsDecember 14, 2018

In the issue of Dec. 21, 1918, shortly after the end of World War I, the editors of America prayed that the Christmas celebration of that year would usher in lasting world peace. 

It is understandable to react with anger to dehumanizing speech, but a thoughtful approach can help to de-escalate tensions. (iStock/Juanmonino)
Politics & Society Short Take
Saadia AhmadDecember 06, 2018

Confronted with a political candidate’s Islamophobic language, the author chose not to walk away or to pounce in anger, but to reach across a divide.

Cardinal DanielDiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, listens to a question on Nov. 12 during the fall general assembly of the USCCB in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) 
Faith Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 30, 2018

Presuming the bad press in Texas will continue, can Cardinal DiNardo continue to credibly lead the U.S. bishops as the conference seeks a way out of the abuse crisis?