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Many countries around the globe employ a system of mandatory national service for their citizens. We asked our readers: Is mandatory service for U.S. citizens a good idea?
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Listeners of Jesuitical offer their own answer to the podcast's recurring question.
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‘I take that to mean the true in persona Christi role is not exercising special powers but witnessing that even the worst can be saved.’
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We asked our readers: In what ways is the church helping Latinos live out their faith in this country?
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Ciaran Freeman spent last summer, after his year as an O’Hare fellow at America Media, combing through movies about Catholic schools and ranking them. The findings were published here. Since then, readers have written in to let Mr. Freeman know what films he overlooked in his top-10 ranking.
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“It’s their policies that have to speak to the way I interpret my own faith.”
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Part of our special family issue.
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.
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‘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.
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Should a parish address current events at Mass? How? What if “current events” are national tragedies?
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In June, Americapublished online summer reading recommendations from members of our editorial staff. Given that we have the smartest readers in publishing, it felt fitting that we ask for their recommendations, too. Below you will find a sample of suggestions from our staff, newsletter readers and members of our Catholic Book Club and Jesuitical Facebook groups.