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The Monks and the Manuscripts

January 6, 2020

Vol. 222 / No. 1

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Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.December 27, 2019

The values that have guided this country through more than 200 years should not be and cannot be up for debate, Matt Malone, S.J., writes in his 'Of Many Things' column.

Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersDecember 27, 2019

John Boehner was the subject of the 2019 America Profile (“A Conversation With Former House Speaker John Boehner,” 12/9/19). The cover story generated a fair amount of feedback, much of it expressing a longing for bipartisanship in the public square.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsDecember 16, 2019

Our civic duty requires us to rise above partisan and sectional interests and to act to preserve the constitutional order.

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Politics & Society Short Take
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.December 26, 2019

From the defense of moneylending to ethical research methods, theologians have shaped modern economics and finance, writes Paul McNelis. It may be time for them to step in again.

Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 05, 2019

Father Sosa said the Society of Jesus will also seek to respond to “the concrete requests of Pope Francis” in support of his work for the renewal of the church and its structures.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenDecember 10, 2019

Mr. LeBarón, the family's spokesperson, said he hopes he can channel the grief and anger over the killings into a broad social movement. “We want to unite the whole country. We want a social movement, not a political one,” he said.

A protestor holds a flag that reads: "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times" at a rally in Hong Kong on Dec. 12. Protesters wrote hundreds of Christmas cards for detainees jailed during the city's pro-democracy movement. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Hong Kong contributorDecember 13, 2019

In recent weeks, the Chinese government has intensified rhetoric against Christian churches in Hong Kong, portraying them as part of the “foreign hostile forces” that seek to create political unrest aimed at bringing down China’s one-party rule.