March 24, 2014

Vol.210 / No.10

March 24, 2014

Joseph J. DunnMarch 12, 2014

Many American Catholics are deeply concerned about business, and especially about large corporations. Readers of America have posted comments online: “Today’s businesses, especially large corporate businesses, focus on one thing, and one thing only…the Profit motive,” and &l

 Dr. Patrick Angelo wraps a homeless man in blankets under the overpasses on Lower Wacker Drive in Chicago, ill.
Jeffrey D. Sachs March 12, 2014

Jesus’ teachings offer good news for the righteous, whether they are the poor and marginalized or the rich who are generous with their bounty. All can find a place in the kingdom. Yet there is little comfort for those who expect that their wealth alone will save them. The story of Lazarus and

John W. PadbergMarch 12, 2014

Pope Francis surprised his interviewer last August when he said that Pierre Favre (usually Anglicized to Peter Faber) was among his favorite Jesuits (Am., 9/30/13). Faber is not someone well known to the general public. Thanks to the pope he is beginning to become far better known, and rightly so. F

Paul PhilibertMarch 13, 2014

In the days before the conclave that elected Pope Francis, the press quoted Cardinal Francis George of Chicago and other church officials as saying that the cardinals were seeking someone who would improve communication between the Vatican and the church’s periphery. The word periphery has an

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.March 13, 2014

Lemuel Boulware, Ronald Reagan and the “conservatization” of the American worker

Letters
Our readersMarch 13, 2014

Protestant PerspectiveI read the article with interest. In some areas, however, I have a different experience, and that difference brings a different evaluation of the current situation in American society.I was a military chaplain from 1975 to 1983. In my experience, Roman Catholic chaplains were g

Editorials
The EditorsMarch 13, 2014

We have a responsibility to grapple with the legacy of government-mandated sterilization.