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The Gentleman from Ohio

December 9, 2019

Vol. 221 / No. 13

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Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.December 02, 2019

In what other country could the son of a saloonkeeper, one of 12 children in a two-bedroom house, rise to become the speaker of the national assembly? That is John Boehner’s story.

Faith Your Take
Our readersNovember 27, 2019

At the risk of wading into one of our nation’s and church’s most contentious questions, America asked our readers when they think is the right time to decorate for Christmas.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsDecember 01, 2019

“Plague: Untold Stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church,” an ambitious podcast created and hosted by America’s national correspondent, Michael J. O’Loughlin, premiers Dec. 1.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsDecember 02, 2019

President Trump has raised the stakes in the impeachment drama by questioning the integrity and motives of civil servants who have chosen to testify at the congressional hearings.

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Politics & Society Short Take
Nathan BeacomOctober 23, 2019

The current opioid crisis has strong parallels to drug addiction in Victorian England, writes Nathan Beacom, and the struggles of the Catholic poet Francis Thompson.

Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 12, 2019

On Nov. 12, the U.S. bishops elected Archbishop Gomez to be the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the first ballot.

Police detain a demonstrator during an anti-government protest in Santiago, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Chileans have been taking to the streets and clashing with the police to demand better social services and an end to economic inequality, even as the government announced that weeks of demonstrations are hurting the country's economic growth. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Eduardo Campos LimaNovember 13, 2019

The Chilean bishops’ have urged political leaders to step up to their responsibility to preserve the common good and deplored acts of anarchy and looting, most recently directed against church sites themselves. But is anyone listening to them?