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September 2022

Vol. 227 / No. 2

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Faith Jesuit School Spotlight
Ryan Duns, S.J.August 12, 2022

Like cooking, teaching is an art. Give your whole heart to it and know that your students will be fed.

Faith Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.August 18, 2022

We are not in ultimate control of our faith journeys, any more than we control our ultimate destinies.

Faith Your Take
Our readersAugust 18, 2022

Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego asked in the July/August issue of America whether synodality could “become a deeper element of Catholic life in the United States?” Our readers had a lot to say.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsAugust 18, 2022

The recent expansion of Arizona’s school voucher program will make it easier for Catholic schools there to fulfill their mission.

A woman supporting abortion rights shouts at anti-abortion protesters outside the South Carolina Statehouse on July 7, 2022, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
Politics & Society Short Take
Peter SteinfelsJuly 11, 2022

The bishops’ conciliatory statements are being overshadowed by the specter of punitive cruelty toward women confronting crisis pregnancies. They must speak out again.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, on June 9, 2022. Ramaphosa could face criminal charges and is already facing calls to step down over claims that he tried to cover up the theft of millions of dollars in U.S. currency that was hidden inside furniture at his game farm. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches

The #farmgate scandal is only the latest example of dysfunction within the African National Congress. Critics warn that corruption and incompetence have become endemic, contributing to a massive breakdown in basic services.

Protesters against the death penalty outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington Oct. 13, 2021. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeJuly 08, 2022

“This rush to execute would be reckless in any state, but Oklahoma in particular has a horrendous track record for problematic executions.”