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February 24, 2014

Vol. 210 / No. 6

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Michael P. MurphyFebruary 11, 2014

Much has been made about the “nones” and the current demographics of belief in the United States, especially those of young people. The term nones rose to prominence when a Pew Research Center poll in 2012 called “Nones on the Rise” discovered that nearly 20 percent of Americ

Massimo FaggioliFebruary 11, 2014

It is very difficult for European Catholics to make sense of the polarization within the Catholic Church in the United States. I grew up in Northern Italy and studied and worked for almost 20 years at the University of Bologna, my alma mater and the oldest university in Europe, founded in 1088. In t

GOD-LESS: Workers remove a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery in 2003.
R. R. Reno February 11, 2014

Americans are rightly proud of our tradition of religious liberty. The founders recognized that religious convictions cut very deeply into the soul, making people capable of great sacrifices—and often stimulating bitter conflicts and terrible persecutions. Thus we have the First Amendment and

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.February 11, 2014

Separation of church and state is prudent; separation from the political is inconceivable.

Our readersFebruary 11, 2014

The Colbert Family“Truth and Truthiness,” by Patrick R. Manning (2/3), is a fine piece on Stephen Colbert. I was a fellow altar boy, schoolmate and lifelong friend of his father, James W. Colbert, M.D. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and Yale Medical Scho

The EditorsFebruary 11, 2014

California's drought offers an opportunity to rethink human interference with natural forces.

Faith in Focus
Carol LaChapelleFebruary 11, 2014

Forty years after her mother's death, the author finds forgiveness in unexpected places.