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Arts & CultureBooks
The latest novel by Richard Powers, "Bewilderment," is a meditation on love for our planet as well as our individual love for one another.
Energy from the wind in Roscommon. iStock photo.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
Movies set in Ireland rarely omit the trope of the aerial shot of rolling green fields. After all, it is the Emerald Isle. Or is it?
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
In the end, what undermines “Don’t Look Up” is exactly what it condemns: a lack of humanity.
Factory-produced fake meat is not necessarily the solution to factory farming. (iStock/Grandbrothers)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert Cruz
If it depends on supporting the fake meat industry, vegetarianism is not a superior ethical or moral stance. But there is an alternative in the “ideal kind of farm” described by Pope John XXIII.
Pope Francis greets asylum-seekers transferred from Cyprus to Italy with his help, during a meeting at the Vatican Dec. 17, 2021. The migrants are being assisted by the Vatican and the Community of Sant'Egidio. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Kevin Clarke
Here’s a rundown of some of the issues the pope tried to keep at the forefront of the news in 2021 and articles about them you may have missed.
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Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
The carnivorous cravings of a world of almost eight billion people have radically changed the definition of life on this planet.