February 10, 2014

Vol.210 / No.4

February 10, 2014

Rodger Van Allen January 28, 2014

Round tables have advantages. A round table has no head and confers a respectfully equal status on those who sit around it. The presence of a round table at the Paris Peace Talks helped end the Vietnam War in 1973. The legendary round table of King Arthur helped bring peace. And since it was easy to

A neighborhood in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Luke Hansen, S.J.January 28, 2014

Enrique, an older campesino with a graying mustache, spoke calmly, but he conveyed a deep sense of urgency. “We have been threatened,” he told us through an interpreter, “because we have defended the poorest people, the land and the water.” On Feb. 13, 2013, members of his vi

Bishop Michael Lenihan, O.F.M., of La Ceiba, Honduras
Luke Hansen, S.J.January 28, 2014

A delegation representing Jesuit ministries in the United States and Canada met with Bishop Michael Lenihan, O.F.M., of La Ceiba, Honduras, on Sept. 10, 2013. Bishop Lenihan worked in Honduras from 2000 to 2009 and then returned in 2012, when he was made a bishop. Luke Hansen, S.J., participated in

Cathy BreenMarch 12, 2014

We are living in a time of great extremity. The recent typhoon that tore through the Philippines left thousands dead. Countless people desperately need water, food and shelter, and many storm victims still cannot be reached. In Iraq, people live with bombs and explosions every day, but we hear almos

Andrew J. BacevichMarch 12, 2014

History, wrote T. S. Eliot in 1920, “deceives with whispering ambitions” and “guides us by vanities.” Over the past decade, ambitions and vanities have led the United States badly astray, nowhere more than in the Islamic world. Let us tally up the damage.Among most Americans,

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 28, 2014

Love of country is a good thing. American exceptionalism more often resembles lust.

Letters
Our readersJanuary 28, 2014

A.D.A. Writ LargeRe “Dignity of the Disabled” (Editorial, 1/20): I offer my sincere thanks to America for addressing the needs and rights of people with disabilities, and exhorting U.S. legislators to rectify the wrong and bring the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilit