April 7, 2014

Vol.210 / No.12

April 7, 2014

Kerry WeberMarch 26, 2014

One of the most notable characteristics of the Kigali Memorial Centre is its simplicity: a small fountain; a stone courtyard; some gardens with water fixtures flowing through them. Most striking, perhaps, are the plain, long, brown slabs of brick marking the graves of 250,000 of the men, women and c

Since the Affordable Care Act became law in March 2010, the two chambers of Congress have held diametrically opposed views. The House, under Republican control since 2011, has voted many times to repeal the entire act; the Democratic-controlled Senate has resisted changes.The Catholic bishops’

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.March 26, 2014

The catholic, cosmopolitan spirit Father Wynne instilled in America still animates our work.

WHO AM I TO JUDGE? Pope Francis aboard the papal flight from Rio de Janeiro to Rome, July 28.
Letters
Our readersMarch 26, 2014

Back to Basics“See the Person” is relevant and interesting. However, the four elements that “should mark a new stance toward homosexuals and homosexuality” are a bit complicated. Why not just return to the basics of seeing all persons whom God has created? The catechism says

A man passes a mural showing a map of Crimea in Russian national colors on a street in Moscow. (CNS photo/Artur Bai nozarov, Reuters)
Editorials
The EditorsMarch 26, 2014

Western leaders must hold off from an unhinged rush back to the Cold War.

Faith in Focus
Mark NeilsenMarch 26, 2014

Donna appears at the front door every so often, not exactly a friend but more than an acquaintance. A teacher of sorts, I suppose. Like the time she asked me to loan her $20 for an emergency, and I came to learn that it really was not a loan at all, but more like a gift, minus the generosity.Overwei

Site of mass graves in Butare, Rwanda
Vantage Point
The EditorsMarch 26, 2014

By the second Sunday of Easter, April 10, as the African Synod opened in Rome—the official title for this meeting is “The Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops”—details had just reached the outside world of the slaughter in Rwanda. Among those killed in the wave