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April 16, 2012

Vol.206 / No.13
Film
John P. McCarthyApril 16, 2012

'Habemus Papam,' an Italian satire

The Word
Peter FeldmeierApril 16, 2012

Fourth Sunday of Easter (B), April 29, 2012

Letters
April 16, 2012

Walk the Walk Re “Engaging the Spirituals” (3/26) by Drew Christiansen, S.J.: Many of my students are among the “spirituals”—“recovering Catholics” who are exploring world religions as a source for understanding their own spirituality It is not that the chur

Books
Paul MosesApril 16, 2012

The pope who quit

Signs Of the Times

A federal judge ruled that the terms of a Department of Health and Human Services contract constituted a violation of the First Amendment’s establishment clause.

Faith in Focus

A reflection for National Vocation Awareness Week from a student discerning the call to religious life.

Catholic Book Club
Maurice Timothy ReidyApril 16, 2012

Marilynne Robinson is best known for her first two novels, Housekeeping and Gilead, which appeared 20 years apart. Reviews of Gilead (2004) were rapturous, yet readers sometimes wondered: what took so long? Robinson’s latest collection of essays, When I Was a