July 7-14, 2014

Vol.211 / No.1

July 7-14, 2014

GOOD POINT. President Barack Obama and Representative John Lewis tour the Cornerstones of Civil Rights exhibit at the LBJ Presidential Library.
Vincent D. RougeauJune 24, 2014

Few societies in modern history have been more invested in the social construct of race than the United States. The perpetuation of race-based chattel slavery in a nation founded on radical notions of individual freedom fueled enduring, albeit simplistic, dualities around the concepts of “blac

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.June 24, 2014

Many white Catholics joined the civil rights movement. But not enough did.

Letters
Our readersJune 24, 2014

Love and TruthThere is much to commend in “Simply Loving,” by James Martin, S.J. (5/26). There is no doubt that “loving the sinner, while hating the sin” is easier for God than for man. We imperfect and fallen humans tend to either love both or hate both. It is hard to get it

Detainees sleep in holding cell at U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas.
Editorials
The EditorsJune 24, 2014

A humanitarian catastrophe is quietly escalating at the country’s southern borders.

Faith Faith in Focus
Cora Marie BillingsJune 24, 2014

"I am asked how I can remain Catholic when the church I now serve in had ownership of a member of my family." - Cora Marie Billings, R.S.M.

Lynn Fulmore at her 8th-grade formal
Faith Faith in Focus
Lynn FulmoreJune 25, 2014

A mother reflects on her daughter's experience of growing up black and Catholic.

SHARED DREAM. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Whitney Young and James Farmer in January 1964.
Vantage Point
The EditorsJune 24, 2014

Vantage Point 1964: The editors celebrate passage of the historic piece of legislation.