Praised Be Creation

July 20-27, 2015

Vol.213 / No.2
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.

The Word
John W. MartensJuly 08, 2015

There is a fine line between having what we need to sustain our physical existence and feeling we just do not have enough Or is that line the one where we want more and more Once we cross that line as individuals and as societies to where our most notable identification is as a consumer it can

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