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FaithFaith and Reason
Jaisy A. Joseph
Preparations for the upcoming Synod have prompted an important question: How might the local church of the United States become a powerful witness of the good news amid cries for racial healing and justice?
From left to right, family members Bernadette Semple (in the background), Toni Ann Semple and Denise Semple pray during Mass Sept. 3, 2023, at St. Peter Claver Church in St. Inigoes, Md. The Mass closed the Southern Maryland GU272 – Jesuit Enslaved Descendant Gathering Aug. 31-Sept. 3. (OSV News photo/ Mihoko Owada, Catholic Standard)
FaithShort Take
Brian Paulson
Six years ago, for the first time, I sat face-to-face with the descendants of the 272 people my own religious order, the Jesuits, enslaved and sold 185 years ago.
Politics & SocietyNews
J.D. Long García
The sale of 272 enslaved persons by the Jesuits in 1838 helped provide financing for the struggling Georgetown University.
A cartoon depicts a row of hands holding different tools, including a hammer, a drill and a screwdriver.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Emery KoenigMichael J. Naughton
The kind of diversity sought after at a hospital, an engineering firm or a Catholic university should differ according to the gifts necessary for the mission of such institutions.
FaithShort Take
Kathleen Bonnette
Bishop Barron may be correct that the church has become intellectually weaker, but the way to truth is to continue inviting the voices of those who have been marginalized in the past.
Arts & CultureBooks
Richard Lischer
Jonathan Eig’s new biography, 'King: A Life,' is the first major biography of Martin Luther King Jr. in decades and will take its place among the foremost of the many treatments of King.