Bioethics

Essay

A Hospital Tradition Remembers the Youngest Patients

“How many children do you have?” I asked a colleague as we started to get to know each other a few months ago. “One,” she …

By Wendy Cadge

Interview

American Catholicism in Public Life: An Interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Last month, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Catholic archbishop of New York, gave a public lecture at Washington University in St. Louis. It was a homecoming …

By Tiffany Stanley

Essay

America’s Divisions and Scalia’s Christian Visions

As efforts are made to assess the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last month, pundits have avoided discussing the one decision that stands …

By Nomi Stolzenberg

Report

The Liberation Theology of Dr. Paul Farmer

J ust weeks ago, during a February visit to Mexico, Pope Francis gave a Mass at Ecatepec, a slum outside of Mexico City. The teaching …

By M. Sophia Newman

Review

Along the Edges of Faith: The Many Sectors of American Chaplains

Meg, a chaplain at an urban academic medical center, spoke often about hope in the time I spent shadowing and interviewing her for my book …

By Wendy Cadge

The Table

Capital Crime Calls for Capital Punishment

It is one of those recurring issues, at least in the American context, that refuses to leave us alone. The increasingly pointless face of crime, …

By J. Daryl Charles

The Table

The United States Should Abolish the Death Penalty, as Pope Francis Implores

In his recent address before Congress, Pope Francis gave his support and encouragement to the call to abolish the death penalty in the United States. …

By Joseph A. Fiorenza

The Table

Let’s Reform Our Broken Criminal Justice System

Never Murder.  –Exodus 20:13 (God’s Word Translation) As an African American woman who identifies with the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith and who has …

By Onleilove Alston

The Table

For Mormons, a Contested Legacy on Capital Punishment

Over the past century and a half, numerous authors, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Jon Krakauer, have been fascinated—and horrified—by the nineteenth-century Mormon teaching …

By Patrick Q. Mason

Report

Climate Change and the Legacy of Thomas Merton

“I love the nature that is all around me here,” Catholic monk, author, and social activist Thomas Merton wrote from his Kentucky hermitage one cold …

By M. Sophia Newman

States of the Union

Writers tell us stories about where they discovered religion and politics in their states.

Louisiana

A French Teacher Lives Among the Cajuns.

By Max Perry Mueller

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