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California and the Kingdom

January 20, 2020

Vol. 222 / No. 2

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Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 10, 2020

As we Jesuits survey our culture, we cannot help but see abortion as part of the massive injustices in our society.

Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersJanuary 10, 2020

In conjunction with the annual March for Life and the lead editorial in this issue, we asked America’s readers for examples of promoting a culture of life in individuals or groups, either by themselves or with their neighbors.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJanuary 10, 2020

As we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. this month, it is worth remembering that despite the intensely political nature of his ministry and activism, Dr. King was himself not a politician so much as a prophet.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJanuary 10, 2020

Because abortion will likely remain legal in many if not most states regardless of where the court comes down on Roe, building a culture that helps mothers and fathers to welcome children remains imperative.

A fracking gas well in the Marcellus Shale formation, which is primarily in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and is the largest source of natural gas in the United States. (iStock/6381380)
Politics & Society Short Take
Ciara MurphyJanuary 10, 2020

Ireland will violate the concept of the common good if it meets its energy needs through the contamination of water on the other side of the Atlantic, writes Ciara Murphy of the Jesuit Center for Faith and Justice.

Politics & Society Dispatches

32 states have now either abolished the death penalty or not carried out an execution in more than a decade

Faith Dispatches
Ben WilkieDecember 19, 2019

“The Catholic Church does not view the sacramental seal as incompatible with maintaining child safety. The Church wants measures that will genuinely make environments safer for children. There has been no compelling evidence to suggest that legal abolition of the seal of confession will help in