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October 2020

Vol. 223 / No. 4

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A voter in Louisville, Ky., completes his ballot for his state’s primary election, held on June 23. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David SullivanSeptember 17, 2020

Even small shifts in the Catholic vote, which covers a lot of ground both geographically and ideologically, could make the difference in the presidential election, writes Robert David Sullivan.

Politics & Society Features
Patrick TomassiSeptember 18, 2020

Catholic homeschooling resources have historically offered a whitewashed, triumphalist account of history.

Faith Features
Rachel LuSeptember 18, 2020

It is some comfort to recall that Catholics have already survived many difficult periods like our own.

Politics & Society Faith and Reason
John CarrSeptember 17, 2020

John Carr explains how, applying the principles of “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” he decided to vote for Biden and against Trump in the 2020 election.

Faith Faith in Focus
Mike LewisAugust 13, 2020

Every conversation my mother and I had about religion drifted into an argument about Pope Francis. Being unable to talk about God with the person who gave me my faith as she lay dying was agonizing.

Faith Faith in Focus
Abraham M. NussbaumAugust 28, 2020

Mamie Till Mobley understood something our sanitized pictures of Jesus hide: that the suffering of Jesus continued in the death of her son and is ongoing in the death of George Floyd.

Engraving from 1894 showing Galileo Galilei at the Inquisition in 1633 (iStock)
Arts & Culture Ideas

The Galileo story is presented as a narrative of the church denying science. But that implies that science is a single, monolithic worldview. Part history, part science fiction, the Galileo story is less a legend than a myth.