Praised Be Creation

July 20-27, 2015

Vol.213 / No.2
Signs Of the Times

Although arson is blamed for at least three fires in June at several predominantly black churches in Southern states, investigators say a blaze that destroyed Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal church in South Carolina was not deliberately set. Churchgoers had feared the worst because the church

Editorials
The EditorsJuly 08, 2015

The landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges represents the high-water mark in the culture wars that have afflicted the country and the church for decades. Some view the court’s decision to redefine civil marriage in order to accommodate same-sex couples as an egregi

Signs Of the Times
Anthony EganJuly 08, 2015

Historians may see it as an accurate reflection of South Africa’s turbulent present.

Letters
Our readersJuly 08, 2015

Wage TradeoffIn “L.A. Wage Wars” (Current Comment, 6/22), the editors write, “The argument for exempting union workers, however, is a bit more cynical.” The pressures being faced by Homeboy Industries are not isolated. The Congressional Budget Office report issued when Presid

Books
Nicholas P. CafardiJuly 08, 2015

'God's Bankers,' by Gerald Posner

John W. O'MalleyJuly 08, 2015

Unlike the other synods held since the Second Vatican Council, the Extraordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to discuss the family, held in Rome last October, sparked widespread interest. It did so for two reasons. First, the open and lively debate in the synod contrasted starkly with the muted

Columns
James T. KeaneJuly 08, 2015

Can we do anything about climate change? L.A. might show us how we can.