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December 2020

Vol. 223 / No. 7

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Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.November 19, 2020

The United States is a unique achievement in a fallen world.

Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersNovember 19, 2020

A selection of reader reactions to the 2020 election.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsNovember 07, 2020

This is a victory for the entire country, and the men and women who won office must now govern for the entire country.

Faith Editorials
The EditorsNovember 12, 2020

The church has come forth with a substantial public report that admits failure and injustice.

Inmates at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif., on Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Politics & Society Short Take
Nicholas GoldrosenNovember 19, 2020

In “Fratelli Tutti,” Pope Francis writes that punishment must include “healing and reintegration into society.” A sentence of life without parole, writes Nicholas Goldrosen, violates this principle.

Pro-life supporters pray during a 2019 protest outside the local congress in Oaxaca, Mexico. In late July, Mexico's bishops called on Catholics to speak out ahead of a ruling from the country's Supreme Court, which could lead to a nationwide decriminalization of abortion. (CNS photo/Jorge Luis Plata, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Eduardo Campos LimaOctober 05, 2020

New social actors, especially evangelical Protestant groups and right-wing movements, have joined the debate on the liberalization of abortion law.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Judith SudilovskyOctober 15, 2020

According to the Oslo Accords, Israel retains control over security and land management in “Area C,” 60 percent of the West Bank, where Mr. Abu Eid’s orchard is located. He feels his land is under constant threat of confiscation by Israel.