April 14, 2014

Vol.210 / No.13

April 14, 2014

AMONG FRIENDS. Tia Clifford, left, and Linda Lee Jackson, O.P., celebrate National  Catholic Sisters Week at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., in March.
Christina CapecchiApril 01, 2014

Whenever Tia Clifford and her five college housemates catch one another getting worked up—dwelling on the past or stressing about the future—they quote the mantra of a Catholic sister on campus, abbreviated and turned into a Twitter hashtag, “#BWYFA!”The acronym, which they p

INDEPENDENCE DAY? Spectators are checked by security in Boston, Mass., July 4, 2013.

The two bomb blasts near the Boston Marathon’s finish line last April were the most significant acts of terrorism on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001. Other contemporary terror attacks claimed more lives than the three lost in Boston (the shooting by Nidal Malik Hasan at Fort Hood in 2009 killed

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.April 01, 2014

I have a hard time believing that the political paralysis is in anybody’s real interest.

Letters
Our readersApril 01, 2014

Intersex RealityRe “When the Law Is a Crime” (Editorial, 3/10): In Jesus Christ there is no male or female (sexism), no Greek or Jew (ethnocentrism or religious sectarianism), no slave or free (classism) because all are one in Jesus Christ.There are countless species of life on earth in

Editorials
The EditorsApril 01, 2014

5,000 deaths, $6 trillion. But there's still another cost to U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Books
Bill WilliamsApril 01, 2014

Israeli journalist Ari Shavit's 'My Promised Land' offers a compelling, soul-searching mix of history, politics, culture and military strategy.

Books
V. Bradley LewisApril 01, 2014

More people now die in the United States by suicide than in automobile accidents There were 28 364 deaths by suicide in 2010 the most recent year for which data are available and according to the U S Centers for Disease Control the rate is rising particularly among middle-aged adults Jennife