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April 8-15, 2013

Vol. 208 / No. 12

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Drew ChristiansenMarch 27, 2013

‘Pacem in Terris” was born in the mind of Blessed John XXIII in the fall of 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis, when he served as a back channel between President John F. Kennedy and the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, urging dialogue to end the most dangerous confrontation of the col

George B. WilsonMarch 27, 2013

The question of guns in society is often framed as an issue about “protecting good guys from bad guys.” The bad guys include not only criminals but also people with a tendency to deal with emotional problems by acting violently against their fellow citizens. Once you name the issue that

Jerome MillerMarch 27, 2013

None of our expectations prepare us for Botticelli's 'Annunciation.'

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.March 27, 2013

Fifty-five years ago this spring “a masterpiece was unveiled in our editorial office.”

Our readersMarch 27, 2013

Repeal the Second Amendment,” America’s editorial published on the Web on Feb. 16, just a few days after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, evoked a comment by Theresa Johnson at episcopalcafe.com the next day. She asked God to “bless these Roman Catholics for taking such

The EditorsMarch 27, 2013

Catholic Press Association award winner for Best Coverage of Immigration: "Beautiful scriptural based approach to looking at immigration through the concept of the biblical "stranger."

Thomas MurphyMarch 27, 2013

William Manchester and Paul Reid examine the last 25 years of Winston Churchill's life.