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April 29, 2013

Vol. 208 / No. 14

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James Martin, S.J.April 17, 2013

How might Jesuit spirituality influence, and how has it already influenced, our new pope?

Daniel P. HoranApril 17, 2013

At first glance, there are several intuitive and striking similarities between Pope Francis and the saint who inspired his new name. The news coverage of the newly elected pope has focused a lot of attention on these points, including his simple lifestyle and pastoral care of H.I.V./AIDS patients

Francis J. SiciusApril 17, 2013

Crossing the Andes in the mid-17th century, Alonso de Ovalle, S.J., described the magnificence of the Cordillera as “those mountains sitting on clouds.” He marveled at the “rainbow stretching across the sky” like a crown. In addition to bringing Christianity to Chile, the ear

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.April 17, 2013

The installation of Pope Francis was light years away from the papal coronations of old.

Our readersApril 17, 2013

Prayers for the PopeWith grace, courage and humility, Pope Benedict retired from the most difficult job in the world. In our Pope Francis, we already see similar grace and courage—and the humility to descend from his vehicle, on the way to his inaugural Mass at Saint Peter’s, to embrace

The EditorsApril 17, 2013

Women in every social class are choosing to delay marriage. How should the church respond?

Bill WilliamsApril 17, 2013

Andrew Solomon’s new book is a masterpiece of dogged research and persuasive writing.