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January 2021

Vol. 224 / No. 1

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Faith Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.December 17, 2020

In this country, we value youth but we don’t value beauty, mainly because we think they are the same thing. But beauty is related to memory in a way youth cannot be.

Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersDecember 03, 2020

When President-elect Joe Biden becomes President Joe Biden on Jan. 20, 2021, what should his first 100 days look like?

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsDecember 04, 2020

As Covid-19 vaccines become available, is crucial that all government agencies work through the ethical conundrums of vaccine distribution beforehand—and be prepared to make hard decisions.

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Politics & Society Short Take
Conor Kelly December 17, 2020

The pandemic has us spending more hours than ever in front of video screens, but Conor Kelly writes that TV steals time we could use to better understand ourselves, our loved ones and God.

Students from MDQ Academy Islamic School in Brentwood, N.Y., and St. Anthony’s High School in nearby Huntington, N.Y., listen to speakers at an interfaith event at the Catholic school on April 26, 2017. (CNS photo/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters)
Politics & Society Short Take
Shannon EvansDecember 17, 2020

Did Catholic voters consider the marginalized in this year’s election? Shannon K. Evans writes that personal encounters with those whose rights are threatened can make a difference.

Tributes to the dead are seen outside of Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, France, Nov. 1, 2020, as French bishops conduct a "penitential rite of reparation," following the Oct. 29 deadly attack at church. (CNS photo/Lionel Urman, Panoramic via Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 06, 2020

Could French president Macron’s moves to counter the threat of homegrown Islamic extremism in the end “boomerang,” leading only to greater alienation of Muslim youth from French society?

Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 24, 2020

Even decades after McCarrick’s abuse, seminaries are still learning how best to equip their students to recognize and report inappropriate behavior. A new working group wants to help.