May 19, 2014

Vol.210 / No.17

May 19, 2014

Camp X-Ray, now abandoned, where the first detainees were held in 2002
Luke Hansen, S.J.May 06, 2014

The hunger strike that involved more than 100 detainees and captured international attention was still on when I landed on the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. It was July 16, 2013, and my arrival coincided with that of John F. Kelly, a four-star Marine general who is commander of U.S. mili

Navy Cmdr. Walter Ruiz
Luke Hansen, S.J.May 06, 2014

Cmdr. Walter Ruiz of the U.S. Navy serves as legal counsel to Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, 45, a defendant in the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for his alleged role in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The charges against Mr. al-Hawsawi, a citizen of Saudi Arabia, include conspiracy to co

Father James Alison at a talk at the University of Malta.
Grant KaplanMay 06, 2014

James Alison belongs on any short list of the most important living Catholic theologians. He has met and perhaps exceeded the high expectations that arose from his first book, Knowing Jesus (1993), and his most substantial work of constructive theology, The Joy of Being Wrong: Original Sin Through E

Detainee artwork on display in Camp Delta, July 18, 2013. Zak, the Muslim cultural adviser, says the detainees' artwork gives evidence of their change in attitude over the years.

An insider’s view of the detainees in Guantánamo Bay

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.May 06, 2014

We need to remember who we are: gifts of God who are called to give in return.

Letters
Our readersMay 06, 2014

Writer RespondsI read “Writers Blocked?” by Kaya Oakes (4/28), about Catholic writing today, with some bewilderment. While I agree with much of what she says, Ms. Oakes makes a number of odd or erroneous statements about my literary and cultural views. The oddest of all: “Gioia cal

Editorials
The EditorsMay 06, 2014

Thomas Piketty's book prompts a new evaluation of human and social costs of capitalism.