Inmates share a meal at a spiritual retreat held by Thrive for Life at the Otisville Correctional Facility in Otisville, N.Y. (photo courtesy of Thrive for Life)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John T. Booth
The paramount concern of all prisons is safety. This is understandable, but it still seems unfair when security eclipses the health and well-being of inmates, writes John T. Booth.
Arts & CultureFilm
Ciaran Freeman
Should filmmakers make the pain of addiction bearable to watch? In "Beautiful Boy" and "Ben is Back" they try.
Politics & SocietyYour Take
Our readers
In their written responses, several readers invoked the Hippocratic Oath, from which the phrase “first do no harm” is derived.
Politics & SocietyOf Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
The subject of every public policy question is a person, created and redeemed through love, writes Matt Malone, S.J.
FaithFaith in Focus
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Many stories of ordinary people responding to suffering in extraordinary fashion have not yet been captured in forms that will last.
Arts & CultureBooks
Tobias Winright
The costs of medicine in the United States are addressed in different, though complementary, ways in two new books on broken U.S. health care.
Arts & CultureBooks
Andrea Vicini
A new book offers continuing critical reflection on the ministry of Catholic health care.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Lauren Gilger
These traditional, indigenous birth practices should never have been erased in the first place.
A woman plays with her 1-year-old son at Our Lady's Inn maternity home in St. Louis. African-American women suffer rates of maternity-related mortality three times higher than white women. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Income is perhaps the unifying indicator of health care in crisis across all the margins of America—a reliable predictor of poor health outcomes from inadequate treatment for common illnesses—leading to the final measure of all: substantially lower life expectancy.
FaithLast Take
Tom Catena
We are called to a life of humble service and radical reliance on God but not to perfection, writes Tom Catena.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Zac DavisAshley McKinlessOlga Segura
Kate Bowler talks with the hosts of “Jesuitical,” Ashley McKinless, Olga Segura and Zac Davis, and explains what her cancer diagnosis taught her about American Christianity and more.
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Politics & SocietyFeatures
John W. Miller
The solution to the “current opioid crisis is one that involves the whole person.”