Serra's Sainthood

August 31-September 7, 2015

Vol.213 / No.5
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.August 18, 2015

For 30 years as our most popular former president, Carter has functioned as the nation’s conscience, mainly because, like Pope Francis, he’s the real deal: a leader who says what he does and does what he says.

Panel 1: “During the World War there was a great migration North by Southern Negroes,” by Jacob Lawrence.
Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J.August 19, 2015

The migration paintings of Jacob Lawrence

A Syrian girl looks out from a UNICEF tent in an informal settlement near Amman, Jordan, March 14.
Faith in Focus
Elena HaberskyAugust 19, 2015

I never realized the power of stories until I began working with refugees in East Amman. The stories I hear vary. Some are extremely happy, filled with vivid memories of times that were present with love and laughter, enough to fill a large Middle Eastern sitting room. These are the stories where yo

Hungry in Manila
Signs Of the Times

In a statement released on Aug. 11, Archbishop Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan, the head of the Philippine bishops’ conference, said helping the poor and getting rid of political dynasties should be the focus of discussion as the nation prepares for elections in May. • Five years af

THE NEW NORMAL. Displaced children in northern Iraq at a support center run by Catholic Relief Services with Caritas Iraq. Activities here are meant to introduce some routine and normalcy back into their lives.
Signs Of the Times
Kevin ClarkeAugust 19, 2015

In the early days of August 2014, as the summer heat scorched the plains of Nineveh, Islamic State militants began ethnic cleansing around the city of Sinjar, driving thousands among the province’s Yazidi, Christian and other religious and ethnic minority communities from their homes in just a

Signs Of the Times

The Conference of Major Superiors of Men passed a resolution on Aug. 7 committing to “a deeper engagement” to protect the earth and “cherish all creation.” The conference, made up of leaders who represent more than 17,000 Catholic religious brothers and priests in the United

Lisa A. BaglioneAugust 19, 2015

'The Brothers,' by Masha Gessen