Visitors view a portrait of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, painted by the artist Robert McCurdy, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature, died Monday at age 88.
Arts & Culture Your Take
Our readersAugust 08, 2019
‘Who else has written so keenly and movingly about hope, evil, endurance, pain, greed, transcendence, all the things that make us human?’
Roxana Jaquez lights a candle at an ever growing memorial Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, outside the Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where a mass shooting took place on Saturday.
Faith Your Take
Our readersAugust 07, 2019
Should a parish address current events at Mass? How? What if “current events” are national tragedies?
Arts & Culture Your Take
Our readersJuly 26, 2019

In June, Americapublished online summer reading recommendations from members of our editorial staff.

Democratic presidential candidate former vice president Joe Biden, left, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., all talk at the same time during the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersJuly 12, 2019
In an online survey, America asked members of its “U.S. Politics Catholic Discussion Group” on Facebook and other readers for their thoughts on the debates.
Faith Your Take
Our readersJune 28, 2019

At their annual meeting in mid-June, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of new protocols to hold themselves accountable for committing sexual abuse themselves and for mishandling accusations of abuse against others.

Faith Your Take
Our readersJune 14, 2019
Do you have a “guilty pleasure” hymn that you love?
Politics & Society Letters
Our readersJune 14, 2019

A Spiritual Work of Mercy

Faith Your Take
Our readersMay 31, 2019
Reader Comments
Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersMay 31, 2019
In their written responses, several readers invoked the Hippocratic Oath, from which the phrase “first do no harm” is derived.
Faith Your Take
Our readersMay 17, 2019

Francis in Romania