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November 2023

Vol. 229 / No. 4

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Magazine Jesuit School Spotlight
Michael O’BrienOctober 12, 2023

After a review of his full legacy and life story, BC High has renamed one of its main buildings, originally dedicated to John McElroy, S.J., to reaffirm its commitment to being an antiracist institution.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, leaves the floor of the U.S. House floor after being ousted as speaker on Oct. 3. (AP Photo/Stephanie Scarbrough)
Politics & Society Of Many Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J.October 04, 2023

There is a deeper problem than the chaos in the U.S. House: the question of what a government is for, and how it is to function beyond matters that a bare majority can vote through.

Faith Your Take
Our readersOctober 12, 2023

In an essay published on America’s website in September, John F. Baldovin, S.J., examined the theological soundness of making a monetary offering for the sake of “having a Mass said” for an individual.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsOctober 04, 2023

During this coming election cycle, Americans (including Catholics) need to hear far more about the moral duty to protect the environment.

A woman with her back to the camera pauses before entering a Catholic church with several people sitting in the pews.
Faith Short Take
Greer HannanSeptember 29, 2023

Catholic preachers should learn from social work and give trauma-informed homilies.

A memorial march marks the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Derry, Northern Ireland, on Jan. 30, 2022. Families of the 14 unarmed Catholics killed by the British military in 1972 are challenging the British government's resistance to prosecuting the soldiers in the courts. (CNS photo/Clodagh Kilcoyne, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin HargadenSeptember 15, 2023

With so many political and cultural forces arrayed against the Legacy and Reconciliation proposal, why has Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s government pressed on?

Migrants wait to be transferred from Lampedusa Island, Italy, on Sept. 15. Thousands of migrants and refugees have landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa this week after crossing the Mediterranean Sea on small unseaworthy boats from Tunisia, overwhelming local authorities and aid organizations. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Bridget RyderSeptember 25, 2023

On his visit to Marseille last week, Pope Francis decried the “fanaticism of indifference” on the plight of migrants who risk their lives—and all too often lose them—in the attempt to reach Europe across the Mediterranean Sea.