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December 8-15, 2014

Vol. 211 / No. 18

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CANONICAL QUESTION. Barbara Anne Cusack, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, asks a question about marriage on oct. 16 during the 76th annual Canon Law Society of America convention in St. Louis.
Robert P. ImbelliNovember 14, 2014

America’s editorial on the recently concluded Synod of Bishops on the Family rightly speaks of “a remarkable two-week period” (“Go in Peace,” 11/10). Anyone who followed the synod knows that it was characterized by passionate debate and even, in some instances, disagree

LAW MEN. Men in Kampala, Uganda, Feb. 24, celebrate a new anti-homosexuality law, which imposed a harsh punishment for homosexual acts. The law was struck down in August, but a similar new bill is being considered.
Celso PerezNovember 25, 2014

The recent assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family has brought renewed attention to Catholic approaches to gay and lesbian persons. During the synod, church leaders discussed pastoral and theological perspectives regarding the place of homosexual persons in the church, and church teaching vis

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.November 25, 2014

Lessons from Notre Dame for discussions about the family in an increasing secular era.

Our readersNovember 25, 2014

Giving ThanksRe “Retiring With Dignity,” Mary Ann Walsh, R.S.M. (10/17): Sister Mary Ann couldn’t be more correct in her description of complex decisions facing congregations of men and women religious today. The National Religious Retirement Office provides significant financial a

Father Moreno speaks to reporters at the National Autonomous University of Honduras in Tegucigalpa on Sept. 11, 2013.
The EditorsNovember 25, 2014

Campesinos agitating for land rights, journalists and human rights activists face violence and intimidation.

Faith in Focus
Angela Alaimo O'DonnellNovember 25, 2014

Each day after her mother's fall had its attendant rituals, including an offering of key lime pie.

Peter SteinfelsNovember 25, 2014

Three biographies of Pope Francis