August 4-11, 2014

Vol.211 / No.3
Denise Levertov
Edwin Block Jr.July 22, 2014

In his elegy “In Memory of W. B. Yeats,” the British poet W. H. Auden says of the Irish poet, “He became his admirers.” That is the case with every writer when he or she dies. It is almost 17 years since the British-born American poet and Catholic convert Denise Levertov died

Sinclair Lewis
Ideas
Robert LacyJuly 22, 2014

At home with Sinclair Lewis

On the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, introducing the master theologian to a new generation

Woman holds onto her children during special Mass in Los Angeles honoring immigrants. (CNS photo/Victor Aleman, Vida-Nueva.com)
Signs Of the Times

Two weeks after protesters in Murrieta, Calif., made national news by attempting to prevent busloads of mostly unaccompanied children from reaching an emergency detention facility, the bishops of California have issued a statement calling on Catholics to support these refugees. “These children

Books
Dennis VellucciJuly 22, 2014

'A Kind of Dream,' by Kelly Cherry

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.July 22, 2014

As conflict rages in Gaza, confronting once again the “myth of religious violence”

South Korean actor to appear in video promoting papal visit (CNS photo/Stringer, EPA)
Signs Of the Times

When Pope Francis visits South Korea on Aug. 14 to 18, he will find a Catholic Church that exemplifies much of what he hopes for the church around the world, including a highly active laity, extensive efforts to help the needy and strong relations with non-Christian communities. [America will provid