September 15, 2014

Vol.211 / No.6
SAFE AT LAST. A woman who fled the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar at a camp in Syria’s northern town of Qamishli.
Signs Of the Times

Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs of the Middle East denounced attacks on Christians and called upon the international community to work to eradicate terrorist groups. The patriarchs met on Aug. 27 at the Maronite Catholic patriarchate at Bkerke, north of Beirut, for a special summit to address the c

Miami archbishop concelebrates opening Mass of annual Knights of Columbus convention in Florida. (CNS photo/Tom Tracy)
Signs Of the Times
Tim PadgettSeptember 02, 2014

Floridians increasingly see gay marriage as a weightier question of civil rights.

Books
Susan P. LiebellSeptember 02, 2014

'Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism,' by Drew Maciag

Poetry
Claudia Monpere McIsaac September 02, 2014

and all floating implementsstar studded saintsand gemstone dreamsmoon smoke      incensesquandered speechhearts that have wanderedstrangers squinting at the skythe cello notes risinglight escaping through a crack in the walldandelion fluff on a newborn’s headowl windthe old woma

Robert Silvers in "The 50 Year Argument"
Arts & Culture Of Other Things
Maurice Timothy ReidySeptember 02, 2014

The nature of reading is private, but part of the thrill of reading a magazine is the knowledge that others are reading the same material at roughly the same time.

Generation Faith
Carlos MesquitaSeptember 02, 2014

I first began to deepen my relationship with God in high school. I attended a small, Catholic, all-boys school sponsored by the Congregation of the Brothers of St. Francis Xavier. As a result, I was always presented with opportunities that encouraged me to explore my faith and reflect on what presen

Liberian police control residents in Ebola quarantined area as they wait for food rations. (CNS photo/Ahmed Jallanzo, EPA)
Signs Of the Times

Hunger and panic are spreading among people unable to work because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of Ebola, say church workers in West Africa. In Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, church groups “are trying to get food and distribute it to families...but movement is heavily res