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The God-Haunted Characters of James Lee Burke

August 19, 2019

Vol. 221 / No. 4

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A woman becomes emotional during a vigil in Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2019. Pope Francis joined Catholic Church leaders expressing sorrow after back-to-back mass shootings in the United States left at least 29 dead and dozens injured in Texas and Ohio Aug. 3 and 4. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches

"I am spiritually close to the victims of the episodes of violence that these days have bloodied Texas, California and Ohio, in the United States, affecting defenseless people," Pope Francis said.

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Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David SullivanAugust 09, 2019

Children are consistently the poorest age group in the United States, writes Robert David Sullivan. But will they be heard in Washington as they become outnumbered by people over 65?

Photo: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Politics & Society Features
Kerry WeberAugust 08, 2019

Perinatal hospice offers compassionate care to children with life-limiting conditions.

Faith Features
J. J. CarneyAugust 09, 2019

Radio Pacis continues to exemplify how Catholic radio can respond to the “signs of the times.”

Faith Faith in Focus
Pasky PascualAugust 09, 2019

I pray we are merely on temporarily divergent, independent journeys to our best personal selves so that, someday, we can meet again downstream in conjoined bliss. 

Author James Lee Burke stands in Lolo, Mont., July 7, 2005.(AP Photo/The Missoulian, Linda Thompson)
Arts & Culture Books

In 37 novels and two short story collections, Burke writes about characters who struggle to do good in a context of pervasive evil.

Arts & Culture Books
Eloise BlondiauJuly 29, 2019

Zahra Hankir has compiled a collection of gripping and illuminating essays by Arab women reporters who have worked in the Middle East and North Africa. Hankir’s goal was to bring attention to “underreported tales and the women who tell them.”