June 23-30, 2014

Vol.210 / No.20

June 23-30, 2014

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

John McLaughlin and Richard Nixon
Raymond A. SchrothJune 11, 2014

The Eastern Point Retreat House in Gloucester, Mass., in the 1970s was ordinary in its accommodations, but striking for its setting—situated at the ocean’s edge, where a narrow path reached out to an enormous rock, which rugged souls could mount while a soft or angry sea crashed around a

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.

Letters
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

Editorials
The EditorsJune 11, 2014

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

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.

Books
Emilie GriffinJune 11, 2014

'I've Got You Under My Skin,' by Mary Higgins Clark