October 28, 2013

Vol.209 / No.12
Of Many Things
Kerry WeberOctober 16, 2013

In this issue America examines some of the personal, political, liturgical and social-justice issues that are most relevant to Catholic women today. We have asked several writers to consider those aspects of faith and church that sustain them, as well as those aspects that challenge. These

Poverty and Conflict: A child in Abyei, Sudan. Most of the world's 400 million children in extreme poverty live in Africa.
Signs Of the Times

The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world has sharply declined over the past three decades, but in 2010 it still included roughly 400 million children, according to a new World Bank analysis that for the first time gives an in-depth profile of the poorest people in the world.Th

Anna KeatingOctober 16, 2013

What happens when we disassociate love and sex?

"The Spirit guides us to give of God and ourselves."
Annie SelakOctober 16, 2013

Breyan Tornifolio approached the Mass with a full yet heavy heart. It was her last time worshiping at Ryan Hall, where she served as a minister for students at the University of Notre Dame since the building’s opening in 2009. At the end of Mass, after Tornifolio blessed the graduating seniors

Letters
Our readersOctober 16, 2013

A Lay InterviewRe “A Big Heart Open to God,” by Antonio Spadaro, S.J. (9/30): It is one thing for two Jesuits to share their discussion around matters of faith, laity and the future of the church and put it out there for the world to analyze. How would it be for Pope Francis to have a co

Columns

Both Plath and O'Connor were painfully aware of the demands their craft made on them.

Helen M. Alvaré March 12, 2014

As one of the early entrants into the “women can have it all” sweepstakes during the 1970s and ’80s, I am shocked both by how much has changed with regard to motherhood over the last 40 years and how little. Mothering in the modern world is still a charged topic. The media stories