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September 2, 2019

Vol. 221 / No. 5

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Faith Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.August 21, 2019

Pew explains, “just one-third of U.S. Catholics (31 percent) say they believe that ‘during Catholic Mass, the bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Jesus.’”

Faith Your Take
Our readersAugust 21, 2019

Part of our special family issue.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsAugust 14, 2019

The Trump administration’s immigration policies betray a profound misunderstanding of what drives the tired and poor to our shores and borders, the Editors write.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsAugust 21, 2019

For some time now, the nation has seemed unable to have a civil discussion about a growing list of public policy issues. There seems to be no common ground on racism, gun control, immigration policy, international relations, the economy or climate change.

The role of caring for elderly family members is increasingly falling to mid-life adults. (iStock/kali9)
Politics & Society Short Take
Amy ZiettlowJuly 17, 2019

We can honor our parents by supporting a paid family leave program, one that is not limited to raising children but also recognizes the growing financial and physical burdens of caring for elderly family members.

Demonstrating against the deal in Guatemala City. Photo by Jackie McVicar.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jackie McVicarAugust 01, 2019

“Our own people don’t have dignity. There’s no security. There are thousands of malnourished kids. How can we offer to be a safe country if it isn’t even safe for our own citizens?”

People enjoy the sun and the fountains of the Trocadero gardens in Paris, on Thursday July 25, 2019, when a new all-time high temperature of 42.6 degrees Celsius (108.7 F) hit the French capital. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Melissa VidaAugust 02, 2019

People fainted on public transport in England. In Paris schools postponed exams, and the heat wave aggravated wildfires in Spain and Portugal. In Scandinavia it hastened Arctic melt.