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Sept. 1-8, 2014

Vol. 211 / No. 5

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Frank DeSianoAugust 19, 2014

I was stunned. I had asked a prominent leader in evangelization, a priest, if he thought his parents were evangelized. He shook his head “No” and explained that he did not think his parents were disciples in the sense in which the church calls Catholics to be disciples today. I wondered:

THE RITE STUFF. Ennio Mastroianni, center, helps lead a group of catechumens with Patrick Rogers, S.J., and Minerva San Juan in a chapel at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Feb. 20.
Nick WagnerAugust 19, 2014

In his new book, Becoming Catholic, the sociologist David Yamane tells the story of Deacon Zeke, the coordinator of adult religious education for a parish in the Midwest. Professor Yamane sat in on several of Deacon Zeke’s classes for people participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation of

Of Many Things
Kerry WeberAugust 19, 2014

With expanded coverage, 'America' aims to draw a fuller image of what church means.

Our readersAugust 19, 2014

Not ExemptTaking the advice of Matt Malone, S.J., I read “side-by-side” the two essays on Israel/Palestine, “For Israel,” by John Conley, S.J., and “Gaza Again,” by Margot Patterson (8/4). Father Conley disappointed.My disappointment, bordering on intellectual sho

Chris Martin, center, marches with Local 5285 in a Labor Day parade ahead of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. (CNS photo/Jessica Rinaldi, Reuters)
The EditorsAugust 19, 2014

Despite well-reported setbacks, past year saw signs of hope for the American worker.

Faith Faith and Reason
Adam M. GreenAugust 19, 2014

When it comes to how they spend their free time, why they study and what they envision for their life beyond the classroom, students are trying to pursue happiness. Too often, however, this wrestling does not go far enough.

Faith in Focus
Erin Elizabeth CluneAugust 19, 2014

I stayed on the phone with my husband as I drove up to the prison, its jagged stone facade stretching outward from a large, pointed, central turret. If it had not been nestled within the beautiful, rolling landscape of the lower Catskill mountains, I thought, this building would look much more omino