September 15, 2014

Vol.211 / No.6

September 15, 2014

CORPORAL WORKER. Pope Francis in Campobasso, Italy, on July 5.
Walter KasperSeptember 02, 2014

The precept of mercy applies not only to individual Christians but to the church as a whole. Many ask: If God is always merciful, why is the church not the same? Or, why does the church not seem to be as merciful as God? The question expresses the uneasiness of many Christians.They are right: The ch

BREAKING BORDER. Unaccompanied migrant children at a facility in south Texas.
Gabriela RomeriSeptember 02, 2014

On the Feast Day of Mother Cabrini, the patron saint of immigrants, a call to make room for today's migrants and refugees.

SOJOURNERS. Unaccompanied minors in Ixtepec, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, June 18, 2014.
Daniel G. GroodySeptember 02, 2014

There is a story, often quoted in church circles, about a man who lived near a river. One morning he went to get some water and saw a body floating downstream. He dove in, rescued the body, pulled it to shore and gave it a proper burial. Two days later, he went for water again and saw three more bod

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.September 02, 2014

Without mercy the world will fail to realize the true peace for which every heart longs.

Letters
Our readersSeptember 02, 2014

Racism in AmericaI am an African-American woman and life-long member of the Catholic Christian faith. Thank you so much for the dedicated issue, “Black and Catholic” (7/7).“Civil Rights Aftermath” (Vantage Point, 1964) ends with the statement “Let us get on” with

Michael Brown's mother is comforted during his funeral in St. Louis. (CNS photo/Robert Cohen, pool via EPA)
Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 02, 2014

Conversations about racism must continue long after #ferguson fades from Twitter feeds.

Books
Karen Sue SmithSeptember 02, 2014

'Beethoven: The Man Revealed,' by John Suchet