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The Charismatic Pope

August 5, 2019

Vol. 221 / No. 3

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Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.July 23, 2019

You should not assume that America’s editorial position on communism has changed very much. It has not, Matt Malone, S.J. writes. What has also not changed is our willingness to hear views with which we may disagree but that we nonetheless think are worth hearing.

Arts & Culture Your Take
Our readersJuly 26, 2019

In June, Americapublished online summer reading recommendations from members of our editorial staff.

From left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., respond to remarks by President Donald Trump after his call for the four Democratic congresswomen to go back to their "broken" countries, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJuly 16, 2019

The Editors: These comments need to be called out as racist, xenophobic and sexist.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJuly 26, 2019

Providing for long-term care helps not only older Americans but also the millions of family members who today act as unpaid caregivers, often at a high emotional and financial cost, as well as professional in-home aides.

Detail from a Latin Missal (iStock/wwing)
Faith Short Take
Grace SpiewakJuly 19, 2019

Latin is often seen as an outdated tradition, but language student Grace Spiewak writes that it can foster pride in our global church, reminding us of our unique and complicated history.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony on May 30 at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Eduardo Campos LimaJuly 01, 2019

Allies of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro want to strip Paulo Freire of his patronage of Brazilian education in favor of a Jesuit saint. But he did not count on one thing: the opposition of Brazilian Jesuits.

Women walk along a street Feb. 20, 2016, in Asmara, Eritrea. The nation's bishops said that because of years of war and unrest, "young people, mothers, children and families have become victims of exile and of destabilization." (CNS photo/Thomas Mukoya, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Linus UnahJuly 02, 2019

On June 12, Eritrean authorities closed all 22 of the nation’s church-run health care facilities.