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October 2, 2017

Vol.217 / No.7
Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.September 21, 2017

“Civilization,” wrote John Courtney Murray, S.J., “is formed by men locked together in argument. From this dialogue, the community becomes a political community.” Can we still say this today?

Magazine Your Take
Our readersSeptember 21, 2017

There must be transparency.

(CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Faith Your Take
Our readersSeptember 21, 2017

"We have a priest who makes everyone feel welcome, says Mass with great reverence and gives meaningful homilies"

Faith Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 12, 2017

Francis' black eye provides a powerful metaphor for his ecclesial and personal style.

Photo by Victor Lozano on Unsplash
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsSeptember 21, 2017

Any willingness to cooperate across party lines is praiseworthy. Unfortunately, brinkmanship remains the preferred legislative strategy.

Pope Francis blesses a prisoner as he visits the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia in September 2015. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & Society Short Take
Jim McGreeveySeptember 21, 2017

Pope Francis reminds us that we must "cleanse, heal and restore" the sinner, including those returning to society from prisons.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 06, 2017

Back in 1991, close to nine in 10 Catholics in the United States were white. Today, that number is down to 55 percent—and that percentage will continue to drop.