December 9-16, 2013

Vol.209 / No.18

December 9-16, 2013

GOOD GROWTH. Fedlen Philio plants a mango tree with a youth group that encourages sustainable development in Kafou Kols, Haiti.
Jeffrey D. Sachs November 26, 2013

How to achieve a path to sustainable development is the most important problem facing the world today. It is a phenomenal challenge, unique for our time, and the voice of the church will be central for success. There is no possibility for success unless the world unites in an ethical vision defendin

Paul D. McNelis, S.J.November 26, 2013

The euro was a bold initiative, but time has shown how vulnerable the EU structure is.

NOT FORGOTTEN: A protester raises a sign in support of deposed president Mohamed Morsi on June 21, 2013.
Elias D. MallonNovember 26, 2013

When Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire in Tunisia on Dec. 17, 2010, the Arab Spring began. Now, three years later, the results hoped for in Middle East have not been realized.

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.November 26, 2013

On Sept. 26, 1957, America mailed a check for $50 to Room 362 of the Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C. The check was made out to “Senator John F. Kennedy” and represented payment in full for an article he had written about the ongoing crisis in Algeria (10/5/57). There is no evi

Letters
Our readersNovember 26, 2013

An Absurd ActI very much appreciate “A President for Peace” (11/18), the fine reflection by James W. Douglass. It is wise and insightful. But I must disagree with his assertion that President Kennedy was assassinated as a consequence of his peace policies. The simple passage of time has

Twenty-seven wooden painted angels created by Eric Mueller are displayed outside his home in Newtown, Conn. (CNS photos/Mike Segar, Reuters).
Editorials
The EditorsNovember 26, 2013

The nation should not raze Sandy Hook from its conscience. We have not earned that mercy.

Arts & Culture Books
David J. O'BrienMarch 12, 2014

Michael Novak’s autobiography is another remarkable American success story.