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October 27, 2014

Vol. 211 / No. 12

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Robert David SullivanOctober 15, 2014

Fifty years ago this fall, the Democrats won their highest percentage ever in a presidential election, and Catholics formed the party’s bedrock constituency. Still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Catholics voted for his successor, Lyndon Johnson, by a margin of three to one

FRIEND OF JOE. Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill, and his bride, Pamela Digby, leaving St. John’s Church in London after their marriage on Oct. 10, 1939.
Thomas MaierOctober 15, 2014

Winston Churchill’s childhood, at least the first “wavering lights and shadows of dawning consciousness,” as he put it, began in the most unlikely of places: Éire. “My earliest memories are Ireland,” he explained in his autobiography. “I can recall scenes and eve

Harold Kasimow, John MerkleOctober 15, 2014

Soon after the death of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel in December 1972, America devoted an entire issue to his life and work. The idea for the special issue, published on March 10, 1973, came from John C. Haughey, S.J., an associate editor, who explained that anyone who knew Rabbi Heschel “sens

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.October 15, 2014

It's increasingly difficult to say anything of significance to someone under the age of 30.

Our readersOctober 15, 2014

All Are WelcomeAs a mother of five children, four of whom have A.D.H.D. and two of whom also have an autism spectrum disorder, I am grateful for the welcoming attitude in Brian Doyle’s “Suffering Children” (10/6).I was a squirmy, talkative young child and more than once had to be s

Health workers wearing protective equipment pray at start of shift before entering Ebola treatment center in Liberia. (CNS photo/Christopher Black, WHO, Handout via Reuters)
The EditorsOctober 15, 2014

With unprecedented outbreak, nations have little choice but to embrace global solidarity.

Jeffrey von Arx, S.J.October 15, 2014

'Beyond the University,' by Michael S. Roth