Praised Be Creation

July 20-27, 2015

Vol.213 / No.2
The Word
John W. MartensJuly 08, 2015

A couple of days before the release of Pope Francis rsquo encyclical ldquo Laudato Si rsquo rdquo a neighbor and I were discussing rumors about the encyclical and what it might contain concerning the state of the earth and economic systems It was an intriguing conversation because my neighbor

EMOTIONAL RESCUE. Animated characters Fear, Joy and Disgust in the movie "Inside Out" (CNS photo/courtesy Disney-Pixar).
John AndersonJune 19, 2015

Two emotionally honest summer films

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

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.

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

Nicholas P. CafardiJuly 08, 2015

'God's Bankers,' by Gerald Posner