May 27, 2013
As the father of a gay daughter, I read Of Many Things (4/22) with great interest. Matt Malone, S.J., asks all of us “to listen to how the church can be more supportive of gay and lesbian people while remaining faithful to its tradition.”
May 20, 2013
Weaving It Together
I appreciated the focus on the new evangelization in the April 22 issue. “Mass Evangelization,” by Scott W. Hahn, proceeded further and deeper into the eucharistic mystery and its call, “Do this in memory of me.” Cultic practices rightly understand the central place of the Eucharist in our lives. It is not the end point; rather, the beginning and nurturing point.
May 13, 2013
In this season of Alleluias, the April 8 issue of America deserves a robust chorus.
May 6, 2013
Remember the Gospel
The analysis and the documentation by Raymond A. Schroth, S.J. (“America at War” and “War of Words,” 3/25) was an outstanding piece of journalism, offering insights into America’s editorial history. I remember the editorials very well and found it a bit chilling to read them again.
April 29, 2013
Prayers for the Pope
April 22, 2013
America’s editorial “Repeal the Second Amendment," in the issue of Feb. 25, evoked considerable reader response. Some comments were published in the issue of April 8-15. Here are more.
April 8-15, 2013
Repeal the Second Amendment,” America’s editorial published on the Web on Feb. 16, just a few days after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, evoked a comment by Theresa Johnson at episcopalcafe.com the next day.
April 1, 2013
March 25, 2013
“Getting to Work,” by Patricia Ranft (2/18), provided an informative view of the theology of work and the legacy of Catholic theology on labor. But her attempt to apply this legacy to the 21st-century United States sounded like a Paul Ryan campaign rant.
March 18, 2013
In “Statements in Stone” (2/18), James T. Keane writes about church-related buildings built pre-1965, and then the less ornate built after the Second Vatican Council. We always thought that one of the outcomes of Vatican II was that the church hierarchy was required to build less expensive and less fancy structures. In my opinion, the post-1965 buildings may have been cost saving, but...