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June 22-29, 2015

Vol.212 / No.12
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

Letters
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

Of Other Things
Daniel P. HoranJune 10, 2015

Church leaders should give a black-and-white answer on the death penalty.

Books
Jon M. SweeneyJune 10, 2015

'Moral Agents,' by Edward Mendelson; 'Our Only World,' by Wendell Berry; 'There Is Simply Too Much to Think About,' by Saul Bellow

A woman waves a flag during a nuclear weapons protest April 13 outside Faslane Naval Base in Helensburgh, Scotland ( CNS photo/Joey Kelly, EPA).
Editorials
The EditorsJune 12, 2015

U.N. conference on nuclear disarmament ends with a whimper

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.June 10, 2015

Robert Kennedy and the truly radical nature of our Christian call in the modern world.

MOBILE POPE. Francis comes to Sarajevo for a one-day visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Signs Of the Times
Gerard O’ConnellJune 10, 2015

From the beginning of his pontificate the Argentine pope has given particular attention to “the peripheries” of the world. Bosnia-Herzegovina, with its capital city Sarajevo, is one of them. Life is hard there. The economy is weak, unemployment is high and ethnic tensions are never far f