May 21 issue, now online
Did you know the controversial law recently passed in Arizona is officially called the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act”? Somehow the name hasn’t quite caught on. The law’s passage has us arguing once again for comprehensive immigration reform in our latest editorial, “Reasonable Reform,” free for all to read online.
Also in this issue, Fr. Nonomen reflects on a not-so-auspicious Year of the Priest: “Bad Timing.” And we have a new short story by Rand Richards Cooper (one of Commonweal‘s film critics), about a boyhood encounter with a priest: “Labyrinth.” (Cooper explored similar territory in a 2002 essay for Commonweal — at the bottom of “Labyrinth” you’ll find a link to “One Boy’s Story” and a note from the author on turning fact into fiction.)
Subscribers, sign in to read Paul Lauritzen’s profile of Gilbert Meilaender, renowned ethicist and “Intellectual Street Fighter.”
Other highlights include Robert K. Vischer’s take on the Supreme Court case Christian Legal Society vs. Martinez, “Discrimination: How Dirty a Word?” Willard F. Jabusch’s short take on “California’s New Cathedrals,” and columnist John Garvey’s reflection on priestly celibacy: “Good Gift, Bad Rule.”
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