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February 2021

February 2021

Vol. 225 / No. 2

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Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 13, 2021

President Trump’s departure from Washington, D.C., will not heal the country in the ways we tend to think it will. The cycle of rivalry and violence will likely recur.

Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersJanuary 12, 2021

A selection of reader comments from across America’s coverage of the riot.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsDecember 22, 2020

We will surely benefit if all our prominent national and local leaders—Catholic bishops and priests among them—are crystal clear about the safety of the vaccines.

The microplastics discovered in human placentas were much smaller, invisible to the naked eye, but they are part of a rapidly worsening pollution crisis. (iStock/pcess609)
Politics & Society Short Take
Kathleen BonnetteJanuary 21, 2021

Tiny pieces of plastic waste, already found at the top of Mount Everest and the bottom of the ocean, may now have a toehold in the human womb, writes Kathleen Bonnette.

In August volunteers unload a van of food donations to a local food bank in the town of Penicuik, in Midlothian, Scotland. iStock
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartDecember 15, 2020

As the second Covid-19 wave swept Europe so too has a burgeoning conversation about Universal Basic Income.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinDecember 16, 2020

Chicago’s oldest hospital, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1852, may soon be relegated to history.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Dean DettloffDecember 22, 2020

“The church cannot withdraw from the field of charity.”