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'The Leftovers' on HBO

This gloomy, powerfully acted series imagines the aftermath of a cryptic development: 2 percent of the world’s population has vanished, and no one knows why.

Francis's Interreligious Friendships

It's not the case that Francis has little interest in theological exchanges. Rather, interreligious friendships are more the basis for dialogue than its by-product.

No Academic Question

A pressing matter for the Catholic Theological Society of America: What can or should the organization do to be more welcoming to “conservative” theologians?

Smart Money

New evidence shows that government-funded, early childhood interventions can actually help instill many of the virtues whose absence conservatives lament.

The Italian Job

Francis’s new language and style have not been universally welcomed by the bishops, especially those in Italy, where the old guard seems especially recalcitrant.

The Duplicity of the Ideologues

Robert Kagan endeavors to beguile while constructing a version of “truth” that ignores inconvenient facts. There’s a name for this technique: It’s called propaganda.

Make Way for Modi?

Narendra Modi, often compared to Hitler and Mussolini, is intelligent and politically astute, and appears to be all things to all people, especially Hindu voters.

An Interview with Cardinal Walter Kasper

How is mercy key to understanding God? Commonweal posed this and other questions to Cardinal Walter Kasper.

Can Ukraine Remain One Country?

The statement released by the United States, European Union, Ukraine, and Russia after talks in Geneva has done little to bring the Ukrainian crisis to an end.

Graduating with a Degree in Debt

It’s bad enough that college is so expensive. But the toll exacted by the extra burden of student debt threatens the common good higher ed is meant to preserve.

'Full of Faith'

How I learned about Ned O’Gorman's life of coping—through community, through place, through verse, through secrets, and through faith.

Understanding a Revolution

The revolution in Ukraine is about the thuggery of Yanukovich's regime, the impoverishment of the nation, and the thieving from the state coffers by his associates.
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