Short Take

Sam Sawyer, S.J. November 13, 2019
Even as we debate the moral duties of faithful voters, we as a Catholic community have not succeeded in forming faithful candidates.
A member of the Mura community. (Photo courtesy of Repam)
Luke Stocking November 07, 2019
Foreign-owned mining companies are threatening the lands of indigenous peoples in the Amazon, writes Luke Stocking of Caritas Canada. Four Mura villages are part of a test case of more responsible business practices.
Nathan Schneider November 05, 2019
Is there an ars moriendi for empires?
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Santiago Ramos November 04, 2019
Humanities education is imperiled and undervalued in an a society that worships short-term usefulness, writes Santiago Ramos. But there is a rebellion in defense of educating the soul.
Sts. Jean de Lalande, Isaac Jogues and Rene Goupil, who were among the 17th-century French Jesuit missionaries martyred in North America, are depicted in a stained-glass window at the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame of Quebec in Quebec City. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Alvan I. Amadi November 01, 2019
Wherever the church has flourished, it is because men and women gave their lives as witness to a love that is stronger than death. Father Alvan I. Amadi writes that the saints of North America are proof of the church’s vitality.
Members of the Archdiocese of Sydney’s Anti-Slavery Taskforce: John McCarthy (chair), Alison Rahill (executive officer), Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P., and Jenny Stanger (executive manager). (Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Sydney)
John McCarthy, Q.C. October 24, 2019
About 40 million people are now trapped by forced labor and human trafficking. John McCarthy explains how the church in Australia is “slavery-proofing” its procurement practices and supply chains.