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November 25, 2019

Vol. 221 / No. 12

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Faith Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.November 15, 2019

Father Matt Malone, S.J., reflects on God's grace can grace can transform nowheres into somewheres, and nobodies into somebodies.

Community Your Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J., Zac DavisNovember 01, 2019

We’re relaunching the commenting experience at America.

Faith Editorials
The EditorsNovember 11, 2019

As the U.S. bishops begin their meetings with Pope Francis, held every five years, here are some of the topics that need to be discussed.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsNovember 15, 2019

Hate crimes, particularly directed at the Jewish community, are stubbornly persistent both worldwide and in the United States, the editors write.

Members of the Archdiocese of Sydney’s Anti-Slavery Taskforce: John McCarthy (chair), Alison Rahill (executive officer), Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., and Jenny Stanger (executive manager). (Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Sydney)
Faith Short Take
John McCarthy, Q.C.October 24, 2019

About 40 million people are now trapped by forced labor and human trafficking. John McCarthy explains how the church in Australia is “slavery-proofing” its procurement practices and supply chains.

Nurse Annet Kojo feeds a 4-day-old baby girl in the maternity ward of the St. Daniel Comboni Catholic Hospital in Wau, South Sudan, on April 16, 2018. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 23, 2019

As tensions rise again with the approach of a Nov. 12 deadline for the creation of a unity government, Bishop Kussala has a message for the conflict-weary people of South Sudan. “The church is here to stay,” he said. “We serve the people; we don’t run away.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wave to supporters at the Palais des Congres in Montreal Oct. 22, 2019. Trudeau's Liberal Party won a majority in Canada’s national elections Oct. 21, ensuring him a second term. (CNS photo/Carlo Allegri, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffOctober 30, 2019

A minority government will make it more difficult for Trudeau’s Liberal Party to press its political agenda, but some see this as an opportunity for civic society actors: “Maybe this new situation loosens and opens things up for people to engage.”