April 2021

Vol. 224 / No. 4

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Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.March 08, 2021

Everyone has a family that involves some painful history, and few of us would want to tell Oprah and the whole world about it.

Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersMarch 18, 2021

‘The availability of online church is a mixed blessing.’

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsMarch 18, 2021

Easter reminds the faithful of our obligation to maintain hope in the darkest of times.

Politics & Society Short Take
Erika BachiochiFebruary 25, 2021

By requiring abortion to be funded by states and covered by insurers as “health care,” the Equality Act would only further incentivize employers to prefer abortion for their pregnant employees over far more costly accommodations for parenting.

Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaFebruary 18, 2021

Catholic school enrollment dropped by 111,000 last year. But at St. Joseph, a small Catholic school in Anderson, S.C., the student body has nearly doubled.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Patrick EgwuFebruary 22, 2021

The growing attacks on priests and their ministries has left many living in fear. “The security situation is not just bad; it is extremely so,” said Father Bassey. “You want to hurry to get back home; you don’t want to be in a lonely place; you can’t step out and take a stroll.

Sts. Paul and Peter Catholic Church in Baie-Saint-Paul, near Quebec City. (CNS photo/Philippe Vaillancourt, Presence)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffFebruary 25, 2021

“A prophetic church like [the one sought by Pope Francis], highlighting social justice and solidarity with the destitute and the persecuted, has the potential of closing the chasm between the church and the modern, secular culture of Quebec.”