'Pastors, Not Princes'

July 6-13, 2015

Vol.213 / No.1
Of Other Things
Bill McGarveyJune 24, 2015

‘Love and Mercy’ artfully reflects the genius, madness and tragedy of Brian Wilson.

WORKSHOP DAYS. Robie Macauley, Arthur Koestler and Flannery O’Connor at Amana Colonies in Iowa, Oct 9, 1947.
Susan SrigleyJune 24, 2015

In a letter to Louise Abbott in 1959, Flannery O’Connor sympathizes with what her correspondent must have been describing as a struggle of faith: “All I would like you to know is that I sympathize and I suffer this way myself.” We may never have known the details or the extent to w

J. Greg PhelanJune 24, 2015

"The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel," by Michel Faber

PORT OF CALL. Pope Francis greets immigrants  in Lampedusa, Italy, July 8, 2013.
J. Kevin ApplebyJune 24, 2015

A hallmark of Pope Francis’ papacy has been his ability to focus the attention of the church and the world on human beings who live on the margins of society. In no area has he accomplished this more profoundly and effectively than in defending the rights of persons on the move—immigrant

Signs Of the Times
David StewartJune 24, 2015

‘The hungry nations of the world cry out to the peoples blessed with abundance.’

The Word
John W. MartensJune 24, 2015

Jesus sends apostell his messengers apostoloi out into the world to share his message and his ministry but the sending of the apostles is not so much about traveling vast distances as it is about being present for the people around them Wherever you live that is the place evangelization occ

The EditorsJune 24, 2015

It will take years to take the full measure of “Laudato Si’,” Pope Francis’ new encyclical on the environment, and assess its impact. Pope Leo XIII wrote about the rights of workers in “Rerum Novarum” (1891) in response to the Industrial Revolution, but unions sti