October 13, 2014

Vol.211 / No.10

October 13, 2014

SUCCESS STORY. Michael Gordon, left, has become a manager for a furniture bank run by Caritas, an agency providing services to homeless people in Richmond, Va. (CNS photo/Jay Paul)
Politics & Society
Paul RyanOctober 02, 2014

Paul Ryan: There is a lot of untapped potential in this country; I have seen it firsthand.

Thomas A. CahillOctober 02, 2014

Imagine this: Against long odds, you, a midcareer anthropologist working with four other university teams, have gained grant support from the U.S. National Science Foundation and permission from the government of Brazil to be the sole research team allowed to investigate a newly discovered tribe of

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

With the sudden passing of John Slattery, broadcast journalism lost one of its best.

Letters
Our readersOctober 02, 2014

Marriage JusticeRe “Remarriage, Mercy and Law,” by The Editors (9/22): As a Catholic happily living in a sacramental marriage, I deeply value the indissoluble nature of that union. But my limited experience of people who have divorced is that almost always the divorce was inevitable, or

Arab leaders meet President Obama, discuss airstrikes against ISIS. (CNS photo/Spencer Platt, EPA)
Editorials
The EditorsOctober 02, 2014

In Iraq and Syria, Obama must choose least worst among a number of awful policy options.

Faith Faith in Focus
Joan MillerOctober 02, 2014

Despite the fact that I was starting to realize Jesus could understand my suffering, I was still unwilling to accept Jesus could love me for what had happened to me.

Books
Sidney CallahanOctober 02, 2014

Few works deliver on the promise of their title with such success as Mary Christine Athans rsquo s book on Mary The scholarship is solid the prose accessible and her personal reflections engaging The book can also be provocative since discussions of Mary lead to questions about the contested rol