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July 1-8, 2013

Vol. 209 / No. 1

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William E. LoriJune 20, 2013

The promotion and defense of religious freedom has fast become a top priority of the Catholic Church in the United States. Threats to this fundamental right are widespread, grave and growing, both at home and abroad. The Catholic bishops of the United States are duly alarmed by this trend, and we ha

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.June 20, 2013

Change, at home and abroad, is the substance of America's latest issue.

Our readersJune 20, 2013

True BelieverRe “A New Thing” (Editorial, 5/27): Five years ago, I began teaching online ministry courses for Dominican University in Illinois and Ushaw College in Durham, England. Having taught in traditional classrooms for well over 30 years, I had my doubts. But no more.The heart of t

The EditorsJune 20, 2013

There are few words that arouse more suspicion than “Trust us; we’re doing what's best for you.”

Faith in Focus
Margaret M. NavaJune 20, 2013

The raucous crow of roosters announced my arrival as I pulled my car into the last available parking space. It was my first visit to the Canossian Spirituality Center in Albuquerque, N.M., and the day had started off in its usual, hectic way. I had overslept, burned breakfast, misplaced the car keys

The Rev. Andrew M. Greeley, seated left, talks with fellow speakers following a symposium on "New Horizons in Catholic Thought" in 1962.
Faith Vantage Point
Andrew M. GreeleyJune 20, 2013

A classic article on the next generation of Catholics—including priests and men and women religious—from the Rev. Andrew M. Greeley.