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A 1940 photo shows indigenous students and a nun in a girls' classroom at Cross Lake Indian Residential School in Manitoba. (CNS photo/Library and Archives Canada, Reuters) 
Eileen Markey June 14, 2018
Canada has begun truth-seeking and reconciliation, and the Sisters of Charity in Nova Scotia are confronting their order’s role in a racist educational system.
Eve Tushnet May 31, 2018
From the very beginning, Christ came to deliver not only captives but their guards.
Obsessive monitoring of the president, whoever he is, serves as a cheap, news-like substitute for actual reporting.(photo composite from CNS and AP images)
Nathan Schneider May 30, 2018
The presidency has become a cult to which we are expected to constantly direct our attention; the result is a disenchantment with democracy.
James F. Keenan May 18, 2018
Pope Francis advocates for the consistent ethic of life in a throwaway culture. Like Cardinal Bernardin many years ago, he defends the sanctity of life at every stage and in every situation.
John W. Miller May 17, 2018
As states continue to close large state-run institutions designed to house large numbers of people with cognitive disabilities, the United States faces a new crisis: a shortage of new nonprofit group homes.
Federico Lombardi May 17, 2018
Insights on the papacies of Benedict XVI and Francis from Father Federico Lombardi, S.J., a close colleague of both.