November 3, 2014

Vol.211 / No.13

November 3, 2014

NAMESAKE. Pope Francis leads a meeting with the poor in the archbishop’s residence in Assisi, Italy, Oct. 4.
Robert W. McElroyOctober 23, 2014

In a tweet read around the world this past April, Pope Francis told over 10 million online followers, in nine different languages, “Inequality is the root of social evil.” The pope’s diagnosis did not go over well with many American Catholics, who criticized the statement as being

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.October 23, 2014

I must admit 'Wise Blood,' my introduction to Flannery O'Connor's work, left me cold.

Letters
Our readersOctober 23, 2014

Back to BasicsIn “Preferential Options” (10/13), Congressmen Paul Ryan writes, “Before we can repair the safety net, we have to repair the thinking behind it.” The safety net is needed to keep people from falling so far down financially that their basic needs are not met. Unt

American journalist James Foley was killed at the hands of the Islamic State militant group.
Editorials
The EditorsOctober 23, 2014

Many war correspondents no longer travel into Syria for fear of kidnapping or murder.

Faith in Focus
Jessica Mesman GriffithOctober 23, 2014

When we left Virginia a year ago for Northern Michigan—driving 19 hours with two kids and two cats—I vowed I would never pack a box again. My husband and I are academics, but we must rival military families and missionaries in frequency of relocation. I have lost count of our moves.We li

Faith in Focus
Denis MurphyOctober 23, 2014

Life and death after Typhoon Haiyan

Books
Thomas MaierOctober 23, 2014

'The Roosevelts,' by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns