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Stop the Killing

The stark clarity of Dylann Roof’s case should actually serve to underscore all the reasons to hope and work for an end to the death penalty.
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'Dorothy Day: Love in Action'

Patrick Jordan brings an ease to his subject that comes from true friendship; he weaves together his living sense of Day’s personality with major themes in her work.

Still Two Cities

Can a progressive-minded approach can work in a city where the more severe measures of the past failed to prevent a steady increase in the number of homeless people?
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Last Word: Black Lives, White Catholics

How can injustice be remedied when it is invisible? White Catholics—and indeed all white people—must learn how racism perpetuates black suffering and death.

Lights, Camera, Contraception?

What do the plight of the Little Sisters of the Poor and the fate of persecuted Christians in the Middle East have in common? The USCCB "explains" in a video.

'Prophecy without Contempt'

Cathleen Kaveny raises concerns about divisive behavior in religious discourse and critiques efforts by scholars to explain the resulting polarization.

On the Mark

Francis offers a practical approach to the challenges of married love that gives us a surprisingly moving exhortation to a courageous and sanctifying way of life.

Two Steps Back

The forced resignation of the widely respected Tony Spence, who had a long history of serving the Catholic press, raises questions about changes at the USCCB.

'Joan Chittister'

A full-length biography was on the minds of neither the author nor the subject met. But Roberts asked Chittister about her personal life. They began at the beginning

Letters | Free trade, Catholic women, God’s love

SHIPPING COSTS I want to follow up on Charles R. Morris’s fine column, “Good for Everyone: Questioning Free-Trade Pieties” (March 25), which...

Letter from Rome

How media shunned Eastern Orthodox leaders visiting refugees with the pope; Which title Francis prefers; Why U.S. bishops fired Catholic News Service editor-in-chief

Some Exceptions May Apply

Some conservatives tend to confuse fidelity with a one-size-fits-all legalism. If there's one thing you can say about Pope Francis, it's that he's no legalist.
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