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December 2021

Vol. 225 / No. 7

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Fordham Prep students collect donations for the Great Ignatian Challenge in 2019. The annual holiday food drive, which now takes place at 15 Jesuit schools, also raises money for financial assistance programs at thge participating schools. (Christopher Lauber/Fordham Prep)
Faith Jesuit School Spotlight
Maurice Timothy ReidyNovember 15, 2021

Jim Rowen discusses the genesis of the Great Ignatian Challenge, a yearly competition among Jesuit high schools to see which institution can bring in the most donations for local charities.

Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.November 18, 2021

This is a 21st-century problem, but we were first warned about it in the 18th century. Our founding fathers called what we are experiencing today factionalism.

A worker in Washington removes razor wire from the top of security fencing outside the U.S. Capitol.
Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersNovember 18, 2021

Readers respond to the November issue’s cover story, “A Pro-life Democrat, a Divided Nation: Lessons From 16 Years in Congress,” by former U.S. Representative Daniel Lipinski.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsNovember 18, 2021

Facebook’s business model, built on monetizing human attention while outsourcing human judgment to algorithms, is a uniquely comprehensive and dangerous abdication of responsibility.

Donald Trump brought deception to a new level, in part through his ability to communicate directly with millions of Americans by way of social media. In this photo, then-President Trump speaks during a rally protesting the Electoral College certification of Joe Biden as president in Washington, D.C., on Jan 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Politics & Society Short Take
Martin T. MeehanNovember 18, 2021

Our elected officials are failing us, elevating artful pandering and dishonesty over real solutions, writes Marty Meehan in an essay adapted from his speech to a Vatican conference on the media.

Suspected gang members are presented to the media in San Salvador, El Salvador, in November 2020. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 14, 2021

El Salvador’s contemporary death squads do not engage in political liquidation. Their targets have largely been criminal suspects or innocent bystanders caught up in the violence.

Faith Dispatches
Sarah VincentOctober 18, 2021

Even though women make up more than half of U.S. Catholics and 80 percent of lay ecclesial ministers, a new report found that Catholic women still struggle to have their contributions recognized.