April 28-May 5, 2014

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An Act of Love

The United States needs to recognize the value of immigrants not only for economic reasons but also for their social and cultural contributions.

Current Comment

Quick denunciations of traditional marriage proponents shuts down civil engagement when we need it most.


One Pilgrim’s Progress
Patrick J. Ryan
When Malcolm X became El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Supply and Demand
Robert Joe Stout
One man reflects on a drug war—and market—without end.
Shared Sacrifice
Michael Heintz
The witness of marriage and celibacy
The Greatness of Pope John
Raymond Etteldorf
Writers Blocked?
Kaya Oakes
The state of Catholic writing today
Just Friends
John J. Conley

Books and Culture

Winning War, Losing Peace
Nicholas P. Cafardi
A. Scott Berg begins his biography of Woodrow Wilson on the eve of his departure for the Paris Peace Conference.
Poles apart
Piotr Florczyk
In the words of Trans-Atlantyk’s translator, Danuta Borchardt, this work is “Gombrowicz’s most iconoclastic novel.
John Anderson
The biblical ambition of Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’