July 29-August 5, 2013

Vol.209 / No.3

July 29-August 5, 2013

America invited several writers, theologians and church leaders to respond to Pope Francis’ first encyclical, “Lumen Fidei”, “The Light of Faith.” Visit www.americamagazine.org/light-faith for additional contributions.Knowing the One Whom We Love"Lumen Fidei,&rdquo

The Boston Marathon bombings have fed fears of terrorism and also given new encouragement to one of our society’s preferred ways of dealing with the fear of terrorism: we assign it to the realm of the irrational, to which we oppose the rationality of our own society. The revelation that the pe

Patrick FlemingJuly 16, 2013

Soon after the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., I attended a Christmas concert at our granddaughter’s high school. Crowds at such gatherings usually do not bother me, but this evening I felt a low level of insistent anxiety throughout the performance, and wh

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.July 16, 2013

The United States seemed unperturbed by the return of mobocratic rule to Cairo.

Letters
Our readersJuly 16, 2013

Godly LivesRe “Christian Complicity” (6/17): Stephen Bullivant has a very interesting point about our complicity in alienating unbelievers, but the problem is much deeper. The whole church, top down, needs to see faith as a transforming journey through life and see all the challenges we

Sister Mary Antona Ebo, of the Sisters of St. Mary in St. Louis, talks to the media about black voting rights during a civil rights protest in Selma, Ala., on March 10, 1965.
Editorials
The EditorsJuly 16, 2013

The Supreme Court's confidence in the unalterable progress of voting rights is misplaced.

Faith in Focus
Randall WoodardJuly 16, 2013

Father Pedro, a modern-day prophet, serves migrants seeking a new life in the United States.