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September 9-16, 2013

Vol. 209 / No. 6

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Denis J. MaddenAugust 28, 2013

Where is the Holy Spirit leading us in the ecumenical movement? I would like to reflect prayerfully on the new springtime that is emerging gradually, quietly and peacefully. This new era in the movement will encompass the momentous gains of five decades of dialogue and also lead us closer to that fu

John R. WilcoxAugust 28, 2013

The economic challenges facing Catholic elementary and secondary schools have been well documented in the media. One op-ed piece in The New York Times was titled “Catholic Education, in Need of Salvation.” Since the authors focused on the elementary and secondary level, there was no refe

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.August 28, 2013

In 1963 John LaFarge, S.J., witnessed the culmination of his efforts for racial reconciliation.

Our readersAugust 28, 2013

Beauty of DanceRe “Pope Francis Calls for Solidarity and Dialogue” (Signs of the Times, 8/12): More than 10 years ago in America (“Shall We Dance,” 3/25/02) I asked whether we, as the people of God, would respond to the invitation to “praise God’s name in the fest

The EditorsAugust 28, 2013

The use of force by the Egyptian military has been deliberately provocative.

The martyrdom of St. Thomas of Canterbury
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph P. CreamerMarch 12, 2014

When the murderers of Archbishop Thomas Becket sliced off the top of his head and scattered his brains on the pavement stones of Canterbury Cathedral they could hardly have imagined the fascination their victim's life would attract for centuries to come.

Jon M. SweeneyMarch 12, 2014

Travel has been around since Adam and Eve were forced to leave the Garden of Eden Noah built an ark and Abram also on God rsquo s instructions took a look at all of the land before his eyes Travel writing was invented by Homer and Virgil and the Synoptic Gospels may have helped revive the genre