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October 2021

Vol. 225 / No. 4

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Faith Jesuit School Spotlight
Erika RasmussenSeptember 16, 2021

A graduate of Regis Jesuit High School in Denver interviews her former theology teacher on her experiences in and out of the classroom.

Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.September 16, 2021

We should always heed the words of the Lord and “be not afraid” to talk about challenging questions and how they affect our faith lives.

Faith Your Take
Our readersSeptember 16, 2021

In the July 23, 1966, issue of America, the cover story featured an essay from a prominent female Catholic philosopher, Mary-Angela Harper, on the nature of womanhood and the question of women’s ordination. Below is a curated selection of some of the letters Ms. Harper’s view evoked

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 17, 2021

Any exit from Afghanistan was bound to be fraught. That does not reduce our responsibility to assess the Biden administration’s missteps.

Latino Catholics attend Mass at the Labor Day Encuentro gathering at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, N.Y., on Sept. 3, 2018. (CNS photo/ Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)
Faith Short Take
Vivian CabreraSeptember 16, 2021

An upcoming CARA survey reveals that Spanish-language Catholic groups are perceived as warmer and more familial. Meanwhile, English-language faith groups can be too goal-oriented and individualistic.

Faith Dispatches
Grace DoerflerAugust 09, 2021

As vaccination rates permit the lifting of some Covid-19 restrictions, congregations are easing back into singing. Here’s what music ministers have learned over the past year.

Felician Sisters Marilyn Minter and Inga Borko treat a young patient in Jacmel. Photo courtesy of the Felician Sisters of North America
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeSeptember 13, 2021

To outsiders, the situation can appear completely beyond repair, but that is not the reality Sister Marilyn has come to know in Jacmel. “People need to hear that Haitians are survivors,” she said. “They are people of hope.”