'Pastors, Not Princes'

July 6-13, 2015

Vol.213 / No.1
Editorials
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

 Daniel Barenboim, center.
Paul J. SchaeferJune 24, 2015

I first listened to the operas of Richard Wagner when I was 11 or 12 years old. I have come to realize that spinning Wagner recordings was more an impish attempt at bravado than evidence of any great love for opera. When I found thick albums of Wagner at the local library and impulsively brought the

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.June 24, 2015

How we understand ourselves as a church guides how we should be in the world.

“Nessun Dorma” (2013), Rome
Art

Timothy J. Clark’s poetic realism