Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Phil Klay is part of a new generation of authors who are putting to rest the overwrought claims about the death of modern Catholic fiction.
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Ed Garcia
Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa is one of the brave women who are pushing back against those who employ social media to distort the truth and undermine the trust of citizens.
In this Dec. 16. 2000 file photo, President-elect Bush smiles as he introduces retired Gen. Colin Powell, left, as his nominee to be secretary of state during a ceremony in Crawford, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Drew Christiansen
Colin Powell’s great misfortune was to serve as secretary of state among “the Vulcans,” the Republican policy-makers who subverted Mr. Powell’s more moderate initiatives.
Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Irish President Michael Higgins during a private audience at the Vatican Sept. 17, 2021. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
Even Queen Elizabeth II is expected to attend this week’s ecumenical “Service of Reflection and Hope.” So why has the president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, turned down his invitation?
Suspected gang members are presented to the media in San Salvador, El Salvador, in November 2020. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
El Salvador’s contemporary death squads do not engage in political liquidation. Their targets have largely been criminal suspects or innocent bystanders caught up in the violence.
Politics & SocietyYour Take
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