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Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
For more than three decades, Mike Davis has offered clear and often stinging counterpoints to the prevailing vision of the “California Dream.”
Kane Tanaka, then 116 years old, at a nursing home in Fukuoka, Japan, on March 9, 2019. (Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John W. Miller
“Please cherish the elderly,” Pope Francis says. “Because they are the presence of history.” Kane Tanaka, who died in April at the age of 119, is an example of what Francis is talking about.
Arts & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
With "Suffs" and "Paradise Square," Broadway offers two new musicals that address the great animating subject of the American musical: America itself.
Arts & CultureVantage Point
C. J. McNaspy
Those of us who have championed the vernacular cause over the years were never so naive (and we said so in print) as to believe that translation would put an end to all problems. In fact, it creates new ones.
Arts & CultureBooks
Bill McCormick, S.J.
If Catholics wanted to be tolerated in the early years of the Maryland Colony, they had to prove their loyalty—first to the Stuarts, then to Parliament, then the House of Hanover and then the fledgling American republic.
James T. Keane
America mourns the loss of Drew Christiansen, S.J., a noted scholar and former editor in chief of the magazine.