July 21-28, 2014

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After Hobby Lobby
The editors respond to the Supreme Court ruling

Framing the court ruling as a victory for religious freedom, while accurate, is perhaps too narrow.

Current Comment

Government efforts have shifted homeless from tourist spots to other parts of the city.


A World at War
Oliver P. Rafferty
The legacy of a global cataclysm
An Age of Consent
Bill McGarvey
My Father’s War
Raymond A. Schroth
On the centenary of the Great War, a personal note
A Broken World
Dennis A. Castillo
Benedict XV’s efforts for peace during the First World War
And the Word Went Viral
Mary E. Hess
Finding God at the intersection of Scripture and popular media

Books and Culture

An Endless Experiment
Leo J. O'Donovan
“Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010" is at the Museum of Modern Art in New York through Aug. 3.
Courage Too Rare
Brenna Moore
While scholarly literature about the Holocaust is vast and continually expanding, writings about the mem
His Signature Message
Richard Lennan
One of the many expressions of the “Francis effect” is the renewed prominence of “mercy.” Pope Francis,
Seeing Things As They Are
James R. Kelly
We know for sure that someone is permanently relevant when his or her name becomes an adjective.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The New and the Old
John W. Martens
The Word
A Tangible Love
John W. Martens
Faith in Focus
Unfinished Houses
John J. McLaughlin
Faith in Focus
The Man With One Leg
Francis T. (Fay) Vincent, Jr
Community of Creation
Daniel P. Horan
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Skeletal Prayer
John Davis Jr.
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