June 23-30, 2014

Vol. 210 / No. 20

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PEACEMAKER? Pope Francis meets with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at the Vatican, June 13, 2013.
Tim PadgettMay 15, 2014

Venezuela is mired in a deadly and crippling standoff. Since early February, anti-government protests, largely student-led, have turned many of the oil-rich nation’s cities into scenes of street barricades and tear gas. More than 40 people have been killed so far.This is the crisis Hugo Cháve

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

It’s hard to believe that there is still an untold story about Watergate. Yet here it is.

Our readersJune 11, 2014

Similar WitnessRe “What Martyrdom Means,” by Patrick Gilger, S.J. (5/12): In so many ways, the story of the life and death of Frans van der Lugt, S.J., echoes the story of the seven Trappist monks who lived among Algerians in Tibhirine and who were kidnapped and beheaded during the Alger

The EditorsJune 11, 2014

In West Point speech, Obama makes his case for the new role of American power abroad.

John McLaughlin and Richard Nixon
Politics & Society Features

By the spring of 1973, the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., had become a sensation but not yet an obsession.

Sister Jane Hotstream blessed the author's hands.
Faith in Focus
Ty BarnesJune 11, 2014

Ty Barnes on the powerful witness of her Baptist grandmother and Sister Catherine McAuley.

Lisa A. BaglioneJune 11, 2014

'Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot,' by Masha Gessen