'Pastors, Not Princes'

July 6-13, 2015

Vol.213 / No.1
Washington Front
John CarrJune 24, 2015

For just a few days, Washington’s obsession with the “middle class” was broken.

Current Comment
The EditorsJune 24, 2015

In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate approves federal torture ban.

Our readersJune 24, 2015

Nothing NewI found “The Gospel According to the ‘Nones,’” by Elizabeth Drescher (6/8), rather disappointing. The author drew broad generalizations about the alleged “Good Samaritan” spirituality of nones as opposed to the more restrictive “Golden Rule”

American confidence in organized religion has dropped to new lows.
Signs Of the Times

Americans have less confidence in organized religion today than ever measured before—a sign that the church could be “losing its footing as a pillar of moral leadership in the nation’s culture,” a new Gallup survey finds. In the mid-1970s, nearly seven in 10 Americans said th

Dennis M. LederJune 24, 2015

"No Man's Land," by Elizabeth D. Samet and "Loving our Enemies," by Jim Forest

Signs Of the Times
Gerard O’ConnellJune 24, 2015

Addressing “every person on the planet” in a groundbreaking encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” Pope Francis speaks frankly and passionately about the “global environmental deterioration” of “our common home,” appealing “for a new dialogue about how

Generation Faith
Robert MintonJune 24, 2015

Defending my beliefs with more than just words