October 13, 2014

Vol.211 / No.10

October 13, 2014

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

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.
Politics & Society
Paul RyanOctober 02, 2014

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

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 in Focus
Joan MillerOctober 02, 2014

Six years ago I boarded a plane to Italy and left my family, friends and boyfriend of three years for what I imagined would be an amazing study-abroad experience. For months it was just that. I enjoyed traveling around Europe, immersing myself in Italian city-life, culture and cuisine. As my study a

Books
Franklin FreemanOctober 02, 2014

I rsquo ve heard it said hurt people hurt If anyone was ever hurt as a child not physically but emotionally it was Tennessee Williams His mother Edwina rsquo s denial did the hurting denial she turned into an art form which her son turned into art And John Lahr senior drama critic of The Ne