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The Rev. John P. Beal
When Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, was asked at a press conference in Rome on April 23 whether Senator John F. Kerry should be denied Communion, he responded: “The law of the church is clear. The church exists in the United
Matt Malone, S.J.
Senator John F. Kennedy walked into the grand ballroom of Houston’s Rice Hotel with one goal: to put to rest the notion that a Roman Catholic should not be elected president of the United States. It was September 1960, and many Americans were wary of electing a Catholic. Most non-Catholics vie
Arts & CultureBooks
Tom Deignan
The most startling fact about Edwin O'Connor's life was its brevity The acclaimed author of such mid-century Irish and Catholic classics as 'The Last Hurrah' and 'The Edge of Sadness' seemed a fit and healthy man. Yet he died when he was just 49 in 1968.
Politics & Society
Anthony Egan, S.J.
Where does terrorism come from and how far ought any government go to both defeat terrorists and protect citizens’ rights, not least their right to life?
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John A. Coleman
Mike Davis is a lively and gifted writer of the left with the flair—even if often polemical—of a born journalist.
Politics & Society
Mary Meehan
Even the guilty have a right to life, but that is not the only reason to stand against capital punishment.