Return to Havana

June 22-29, 2015

Vol.212 / No.12
Joseph O'BrienJune 10, 2015

For Sister Rosemary Johnson, R.S.M.And a river went out of the place of pleasure to water paradise.—Gn 2:10Adam…could not have inferred from the fluidity and transparency of water that it would suffocate him….—Hume The botany that blessed Mendel’s pisum—Has

Soldiers carry the casket of Beau Biden.
Signs Of the Times

At St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, Del., on June 6, President Obama delivered the eulogy for Beau Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden. • Pope Francis sent “heartfelt condolences” to the citizens of Ghana after at least 150 people were killed in an explosion at a ga

The Word
John W. MartensJune 10, 2015

God is for us and for life God after all ldquo did not make death and he does not delight in the death of the living rdquo Death is our enemy and God has joined with us to battle against it The Gospel of Mark invites us to see how God is fighting for us through the stories of a Jewish woman

Current Comment
The EditorsJune 10, 2015

Banning abortions after 20 weeks is not as radical as pro-choice advocates would have you believe.

Signs Of the Times
Steven Schwankert June 10, 2015

The Communist Party reminded its 86 million members of its official atheism.

Faith in Focus

Punctuation can make a world of difference in our understanding of written communication. Consider, for example, the following sentences: “Let’s eat, Uncle Larry!” and “Let’s eat Uncle Larry!”Each sentence is composed of the same words. But a single punctuation ma

Our readersJune 10, 2015

Deepening DialogueI welcome the suggestion in “Coping With Polarity” (Editorial, 5/25) that “after naming the wounds, we can begin to heal by toning down fiery words and divisive stances, by admitting differences with our friends and colleagues without alienating them or blaming th