Return to Havana

June 22-29, 2015

Vol.212 / No.12
A CITY NEAR REVIVAL OR RUIN. Central Havana, Cuba
Margot PattersonJune 10, 2015

Today the United States reopened its embassy in Havana. Here's what Cubans are saying about the diplomatic thaw.

FAR FROM HOME. A Syrian girl in Turkey awaits a transport to a refugee camp.

From the Middle East, the very cradle of Christianity, come daily headlines that make us want to recoil in disbelief. They accompany images of ghastly beheadings, families torn apart, innocent bystanders mercilessly gunned down and homes torched for no other reason than the faith of their residents.

CORPORAL WORK. The actor and producer Eduardo Verastegui prepares for a scene in his new film, “Little Boy.”
Film
Jim McDermottJune 10, 2015

The grown-up message of ‘Little Boy’

Books
David Walsh-LittleJune 10, 2015

'Havel,' by Michael Zantovsky

Poetry
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