September 30, 2013

Vol.209 / No.8
Our readersSeptember 17, 2013

Letters Versus ArticlesRe “Of Many Things,” by Matt Malone, S.J. (8/12): It seems clear enough that publications like America must find new ways of sustaining themselves in this age of digitized information and opinion, but Father Malone’s suggestion that readers can now be &l

Signs Of the Times

U.S. and Russian negotiators hammered out a deal on the cataloging, securing and disposal of Syria’s 1,000 tons of chemical weapons on Sept. 14, side-stepping a confrontation with the regime of President Bashar al-Assad that could have ended with a U.S. missile strike. The question now is whet

Signs Of the Times

Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif., described in detail the financial situation of the diocese in two recent letters to parishioners that were read during weekend Masses. The most recent letter, read during weekend Masses on Sept. 7 and 8, announced the diocese’s plans to consider fi

Antonio Spadaro, S.J.September 30, 2013

“It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.”

Signs Of the Times

An international panel of cardinals charged in April with preparing recommendations for the pope on reforming the Curia will issue their report and meet with Pope Francis on Oct. 1-3. • According to reports from the Sudan Catholic Radio Network in September, the Sudanese air force continues to

Bill McGarveySeptember 17, 2013

I’m not sure if any official guidelines exist about going to a priest for spiritual direction; but if they do, I’m fairly certain that “Remember to insult your spiritual director at the first meeting” is not among them.In my defense, it wasn’t intentional. I’d kno

Robert T. DavisMarch 12, 2014

During his long distinguished life as historian and novelist Thomas Fleming has focused for the most part upon 18th-century America and the Revolution That sustained focus however in some surprising ways has now led to his newest book a highly recommended narrative history that is dominated b