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May 16, 2011

Vol.204 / No.16
Signs Of the Times

“John Paul II is blessed because of his faith—a strong, generous and apostolic faith,” Pope Benedict said on May 1.

Of Many Things
James Martin, SJMay 16, 2011

Reflecting on Blessed John Paul II

Signs Of the Times

Spring storms of historic intensity ravaged communities broadly throughout the South creating destruction in “unheard of proportions.”

Kevin ClarkeMay 16, 2011

Can a 16th-century discipline improve modern scholarship?

Kerry WeberMay 16, 2011

"I didn’t want the film simply to be about the 'life of a saint,'" says Roland Joffé.

Signs Of the Times

In an invitation to pray with U.S. deportees, Kenneth J. Gavin, S.J., assistant international director of Jesuit Refugee Service, said, “The most forgotten and vulnerable people in our country are largely housed in detention centers run by the federal government.” • The U.S. bishops

The EditorsMay 16, 2011

The continued fragility of the organized labor movement could doom the country to further economic distress.