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May 25, 2020

Vol. 222 / No. 12

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Faith Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.May 15, 2020

Easter joy gives us the eyes to see those hints of eternity in the here and now, writes Matt Malone, S.J.

Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersApril 30, 2020

On April 25, Catholic leaders joined a conference call with President Trump that was supposed to be about Catholic education. The aftermath of that meeting elicited many strong responses from America’s readers.

Faith Editorials
The EditorsMay 07, 2020

It would be a powerful outward sign of unity in the church if the pope emeritus and those who advise him sought to avoid situations in which his public comments will be inevitably misused to suggest a division that Benedict has never wanted.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsMay 15, 2020

The sacrifice of those we remember this month with “our undying gratitude” will not have been in vain.

In this March 26, 2020, photo, Serbian army soldiers patrol Belgrade’s main pedestrian street as part of the government’s efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Politics & Society Short Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.April 27, 2020

Central governments must be able to respond to crises, writes Bill McCormick, S.J., but President Trump’s claim of “total” authority is a reminder that democracies must also be able to maintain limits on power.

Faith Dispatches

Interviews with physicians, public health experts, priests and diocesan leaders all elicited at least one common refrain: Even when public Masses resume, parish life will not feel normal for a while.

Former pro-democracy lawmaker Martin Lee leaves a police station in Hong Kong on April 18. Hong Kong police arrested at least 14 pro-democracy lawmakers and activists on charges of joining unlawful protests last year calling for reforms. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Verna YuApril 25, 2020

The mass protests that had roiled Hong Kong since June 2019, now largely subsided because of the Covid-19 pandemic, are likely to return, many warn, because of recent gestures by Beijing to tighten control over the former British colony.