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Vol. 231 / No. 1

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Faith Of Many Things

We are all called to serve, and sometimes, I think, Pope Francis is suggesting that discussions about ordination can distract from that. 

Side view of female radiologist looking at the MRI image of the head on her monitor and analysing it. (iStock/simonkr)
Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersJune 27, 2024

In response to an article in our June issue, several physicians and ethicists say there are serious questions about the accuracy of determining brain death under the current criteria.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJune 24, 2024

What is needed, far more than a perfect abortion law, is a clear focus on the moral failure of a society in which abortion rates are rising rather than falling, in which too many women feel afraid, unable or unwilling to carry pregnancies to term and welcome new life into the world.

Two men in dark suits in an embrace, perhaps at a funeral
Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan BeacomMay 06, 2024

A “chosen family” has its benefits, but it can also be a way of avoiding the accountability and personal growth found in long-term, committed, familial bonds.

Volunteers and residents at play at Room at the Inn
Politics & Society Dispatches
Maggie PhillipsMay 06, 2024

In North Carolina, where abortion has been restricted to up to 12 weeks since the repeal of Roe v. Wade, maternity home services may prove vital for many young women who might otherwise be choosing to end their pregnancies.

Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long GarcíaMay 14, 2024

Will cutting humanitarian assistance help stem the flow of migrants and asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border? ‘America’ asked immigration experts to weigh in.

The first 100 percent Brazilian oil platform, the P-51 produces about 180 thousand barrels of oil and 6 million cubic meters of gas per day when operating at full load. Photo courtesy of Divulgação Petrobras / ABr (Wikicommons)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Filipe DominguesJune 03, 2024

The most controversial blocks for exploration are located offshore at the mouth of the Amazon River basin. Petrobras, a government-controlled oil company, is pushing to begin preliminary drilling in search of new oil reserves.