November 11, 2013

Vol. 209 / No. 14

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Adolfo NicolásOctober 31, 2013

Editor’s Note: Very Rev. Adolfo Nicolás, S.J., superior general of the Society of Jesus, met in Chicago on Oct. 12 with the board chairs and presidents of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. Also present at this unprecedented meeting were the superiors of the nine re

A tattoo of God the Father
Anna KeatingOctober 31, 2013

Gabe Wells wears glasses and a button-down shirt, is built like a tank and has several large, Catholic-themed tattoos. He got his first when he was doing a year of service after high school. It is an angel surrounded by ivy on his upper arm, a reproduction of a 15th-century illuminated manuscript. T

One Man's Rendition: Maher Arar, a victim of torture, and his wife, Monia Mazigh, in Ottawa, in December 2004
Raymond A. Schroth, S.J.October 31, 2013

The public remains largely unaware of the full story of the nation’s interrogation practices.

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.October 31, 2013

Thanks be to God, this has been an autumn of firsts for America. In September we published a groundbreaking interview with Pope Francis; in October, our 56-page special issue on women in the life of the church marked the first time that we published an issue written entirely by women—except fo

Pope Francis at a home in the Varginha slum in Rio de Janeiro on July 25.
Our readersOctober 31, 2013

Refreshing Appeal“A Church for the Poor,” by Bishop Robert W. McElroy (10/21), is an appropriate and timely complement to Pope Francis’ long interview published in America on Sept. 30. Among the many topics the pope addressed, perhaps the one given considerable attention was his ob

The EditorsOctober 31, 2013

The wheels of justice grind slowly indeed—perhaps slowest when they detour onto Wall Street.

Diana OwenMarch 12, 2014

Wallis Wilde-Menozzi rsquo s beautiful meditation on Italy takes the reader on a journey of discovery that transpired over three decades of a life richly lived The work is at once a memoir travelogue history lesson and cultural excavation The author rsquo s memories of life in Rome where her jo