July 7-14, 2014

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Editorials

Current Comment

The recently re-articulated Obama Doctrine is being put to the test by militants in Iraq.

Children’s Crusade
The editors on the humanitarian crisis escalating at the border

A humanitarian catastrophe is quietly escalating at the country’s southern borders.

Articles

One Journalist’s Journey
Raymond A. Schroth
To Live Fully
Christopher Pramuk
The witness of Sister Thea Bowman
Freedom Bound
Vincent D. Rougeau
The legacy and ongoing challenge of the Civil Rights Act
Revisiting Racism
M. Shawn Copeland
Black theology and a legacy of oppression

Books and Culture

Books
Breaking Barriers
Bryan N. Massingale, Cyprian Davis, Kim R. Harris, Andrew Prevot, Cecilia A. Moore, C. Vanessa White, Diana L. Hayes
What better way to introduce our readers to more black Catholic writers than to ask a selection of black Catholic intellectuals to tell us about their favorite books by their fellow writers?
Books
Mirror to America
Alex Mikulich
'A Watchful Man,' biography of Paul Robeson by Jordan Goodman
Film
Sisters Act
John Anderson
There is nothing quite like a nun with a voice.

Columns and Departments

The Word
People, Not Plants
John W. Martens
The Word
Listen!
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
Saved by Grace
Cora Marie Billings
Faith in Focus
Growing in Faith
Lynn Fulmore
Columns
American Idol
James T. Keane
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Poem
Free Ride of Grace
Margaret Young
Letters
Reply All
Our readers
Generation Faith
True Identity
Vanessa Fulmore