The Cross They Bear

February 29, 2016

Vol.214 / No.7
Editorials
The EditorsFebruary 18, 2016

Moving from documenting these violations to correcting them represents a Herculean task.

Signs Of the Times

Recent attacks on civilians in Nigeria renew a grisly debate: Is Boko Haram the world’s deadliest terrorist group or should ISIS bear that odious distinction? Though it received relatively little press attention, in 2014 Boko Haram managed to kill far more people in its various rampages than I

Signs Of the Times

More than 150 Coptic Christians took part in a sit-in convened on Sunday, Feb. 7, in front of the provincial administration office in Minya, Egypt, to bring to the attention of the authorities the case of an 18-year-old Coptic girl missing for several days. The family of the young woman, resident in

VOICES FOR FREEDOM. Pope John Paul II talks with Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev during a historic 1989 meeting at the Vatican. The two expressed broad agreement on the need for greater religious freedom in the Soviet Union.
Drew ChristiansenFebruary 18, 2016

The church's evolving understanding of religious liberty.

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.February 18, 2016

Justice Scalia should be remembered for his capacity for friendship.

Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellFebruary 18, 2016

Francis could open doors in his Exhortation on the Family.

CRIES FOR HOME. Syrian refugee children in front of Macedonian riot police at the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, Aug. 21.
Elias D. MallonFebruary 18, 2016

All believers need to recognize how our own traditions have helped fuel conflicts.