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Take a deeper look at "Amoris Laetitia," the pope's exhortation on family life. 

"Never Lose Heart," Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M., August 13, 2015

"Bombing Japan: Was It The Only Option," Fr. Robert Deiters, S.J., August 5, 2015

"A To-Do List for Pope Francis," Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M., June 23, 2015 

"The Catholic Case for Campaign Finance Reform," Daniel T. Dobrygowski, May 6, 2015

American Jesuits, Buried and Brought Back A Look at The Maryland Plantation Jesuits by Fr. Raymond Schroth, S.J., Nov. 10 2014

American Jesuits, Buried and Brought Back, Part II  A Look at The French Jesuits in New Orleans by Fr. Raymond Schroth, S.J., Nov. 18 2014

"Engaging Catholics" Interviews about faith and culture by Sean Salai, S.J.

"'America' on Religious Liberty" A look back on the religious liberty debate

"An 'America' Reading List" 150 short essays on 270 books, Raymond Schroth, S.J., Sept. 24, 2014

"The Scottish Question" Several takes on the independence referendum, Aug. 15, 2014

"'America' Covers World War I" An archive of essays, August 2014

"Contesting the Caliphate" ISIS and the 'golden age' of Muslim rule, July 17, 2014

"Secularism and Social Media" Advancing religious freedom and democratic governance in troubled times, June 27, 2013

"The Family, In Context" Reflections on the working document for the synod on the family, June 26, 2014

"Iraq: Unintended Consequences and Lessons for U.S. Policy" June 16, 2014

"India's New Politics" Understanding the rise of Sri Narendra Modi, June 3, 2014

"Can We Trust Tehran?" The prospects of preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, June 2, 2014

"Academia Agonistes" The view from Andrew Rossi's 'Ivory Tower,' July 1, 2014

"A Strange and Urgent Tale" The Gospel of Mark, retold, June 6, 2014

"Call Me ‘Zak’" An insider’s view of the detainees in Guantánamo Bay, May 19, 2014

"A Meditation on Sin" 'César Chávez' and the ongoing struggle for labor justice, April 1, 2014

"Thank You, Monks!" The laborious art of making medieval books, Sept. 16, 2013

"The Real War" The Civil War in photography and paintings, July 23, 2013

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