Faith Editorials
The EditorsApril 19, 2019
On April 2, the Vatican released “Christ Lives,” the third apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsApril 19, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court is bedeviled by never-ending questions about capital punishment that underscore the practice’s capriciousness and cruelty.
Faith Vantage Point
The EditorsApril 10, 2019
In 1939, the editors spoke out against the Daughters of the American Revolution when the group tried to prevent Marian Anderson from performing in Constitution Hall. Anderson performed instead at the Lincoln Memorial before a crowd of 75,000.
Faith Editorials
The EditorsApril 05, 2019
From 1964: It was Easter that made up the core of the “good news” preached by the apostles.
Faith Editorials
The EditorsApril 05, 2019
From 1962: What grounds exist for reasonable confidence in the Council’s outcome?
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsApril 05, 2019
From 1933: Prohibition has been a bitter experience, and a time of disaster.
John F. Kennedy became the first Catholic president of the United States almost precisely halfway through the 110-year history (so far) of America magazine. (U.S. Department of Energy photo)
Politics & Society Dispatches
The EditorsApril 05, 2019
Over the past 110 years, the U.S. Catholic population has grown from 14.3 million to 68.5 million. There have been plenty of historical firsts and statistics of note along the way; here is a selection from the archives of America magazine.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsApril 05, 2019
From 1954: The turn taken in the McCarthy-Stevens hearings beginning May 4 dramatized across the nation the grave constitutional issue posed by Senator McCarthy’s “methods.”
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsApril 05, 2019
From 1944: May the English-born Saint Boniface, through his intercession with God, bring out of the battles of today the peace of tomorrow.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsMarch 22, 2019
The health of U.S. democracy demands attention to its electoral mechanics. Both candidates and voters should prioritize improving elections.