Praised Be Creation

July 20-27, 2015

Vol.213 / No.2
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.July 08, 2015

“What is Pope Francis really doing?” might be the wrong question.

CLIMATE CHECK. A banner waving from the U.N. General Assembly building in New York on June 30 defines the nature of the debate inside.
Signs Of the Times
Kevin ClarkeJuly 08, 2015

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, took “Laudato Si’” on the road, presenting the “green encyclical” from Pope Francis to a packed audience during a special conference at the United Nations on June 30. Cardinal Turkson tol

Intercession for Africa
Signs Of the Times

A prayer service on June 29 at Holy Family Church in New York City not only recalled the sacrifices of African martyrs in church history but also paid tribute to those who have died recently for their faith in Nigeria, Kenya and other African states. • After the U.S. Episcopal Church voted on J

CALL TO ACTION. Journalists attend a news conference for the presentation of Pope Francis’ new encyclical, “Laudato Si’,” at the Vatican on June 18, 2015.

Looking back at a life-giving encyclical on The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Prison inmates at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia pray during a Mass in mid-January. Pope Francis has a planned visit to the prison Sept. 27 during his two-day visit to the city. (CNS photo/Sarah Webb,
Signs Of the Times

The Vatican on June 30 released details of Pope Francis’ itinerary for his visit to the United States from Sept. 22 to 27. The pope is making his first-ever visit to the United States to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. During his five-day East Coast whirlwind visit, Pope

Kim R. HarrisJuly 08, 2015

'Nothing But Love in God's Water,' by Robert Darden

COURT'S CALLS. Supporters of same-sex marriage celebrate in front of the Supreme Court on June 26.
Signs Of the Times

President Obama’s signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act, survived a Supreme Court challenge on June 25 in a 6-to-3 decision. “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” Chief Justice John Roberts argued for the majori