America Magazine

On Aug. 21, there will be a total solar eclipse and its path will fall across the entire continental United States.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 8:05 pm
Children, some in tears, are escorted down a road in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Police in Barcelona say a white van has mounted a sidewalk, struck several people in the city's Las Ramblas district. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
A van drove into a pedestrian zone killing at least 12 people and injuring more than 80 others.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 7:47 pm

A violation of the confessional seal anywhere will become the rationale for mandating its violation everywhere.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 7:31 pm

Kosovo's government backed the cathedral. Its foundation stone was laid in 2005 by the late President Ibrahim Rugova, a Muslim.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 4:01 pm

Israel's 1978 Antiquities Law was tightened in 2012 and again last year, so that all licensed dealers are now required to share images of everything in their inventory.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 3:45 pm

The shrine was a symbol of hope for many Hispanic Catholics
Posted: August 17, 2017, 3:26 pm

Health care is market-driven, yet the health care market is unlike other markets.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 2:30 pm
An immigration rally takes place April 18 outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. The U.S. bishops' migration committee chair in a July 18 statement urged President Donald Trump to
In the face of an emboldened white supremacy movement, I find the defensive posture of some conservatives more and more trying.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 2:28 pm

South Florida may be known for its beaches, but it is also notorious for traffic and road rage.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 1:54 pm
Rescue personnel help an injured woman after a car ran into a large group of protesters after an white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
In the wake of Charlottesville, mere “non-racism” is not an option. It recognizes the evil of white supremacy but washes its hands of responsibility.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 8:30 pm

The way forward is the way of the penitent and prophet.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 7:31 pm
Grace Paley sits beside a pile of books in her home in Thetford Hill, Vt., April 9, 2003 (AP Photo/Toby Talbot).
Paley knew by instinct what science now confirms: the role reading plays in developing empathy for the other.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 7:10 pm

No one is asking you to stand on a street corner with a sign.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 7:05 pm

As social observers, generally from opposite ends of the political spectrum, both men were keenly aware of England’s long-held class divisions.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 6:51 pm

Government action at every level has caused segregated housing and its ugly effects in the United States.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 6:46 pm

“Changing the law would threaten the integrity and independence of houses of worship,” reads the letter faith leaders sent to protect church-state separation.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 6:24 pm

To say that Hispanics in the diocese take pride in their newly appointed bishop is an understatement.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 6:05 pm
Two people comfort Joseph Culver of Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12 as he kneels at a late night vigil to pay his respects for a friend injured in a car attack on counter-protesters rallying against white nationalists. (CNS photo/Jim Bourg, Reuters)
How do you continue to “bear witness” when every three or four days there is another crisis?
Posted: August 16, 2017, 4:30 pm

The story of Austin Steward, a former slave who fought against slavery in northwest New York
Posted: August 16, 2017, 12:50 pm
President Donald Trump waves as he arrives on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. Trump is returning from a vacation to Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
I have read about you in the papers and seen you on television. But the reality is I still do not understand you.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 10:17 pm
Protesters in El Salvador, demonstrate against mining exploitation March 9. El Salvador passed a law March 29 banning metal mining nationwide, after a long dispute between the government and a Canadian company involved in gold mining. (CNS photo/Oscar Rivera, EPA)
The bishops are condemning the exploitation of land and indigenous peoples by Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America and other regions.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 9:36 pm

Where elite secular schools fall short of setting the tone needed to humanize the world of business, Catholic schools can deliver.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 8:38 pm

He said the West ignores Syrian and Iraqi Christians because they are neither oil-rich nor a terrorist threat.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 6:27 pm

The Journey of Hope Conference for Divorced Recovery held Aug. 4-6 in the Diocese of Charleston created a setting for people to experience hope, healing and mercy.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 6:22 pm

Hoy celebramos la Asunción de la Virgen María en cuerpo y alma a los cielos. No es nada tan milagroso si miramos con los ojos de Dios.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 4:29 pm
Displaced Iraqis rest amid rubble after fleeing fighting between Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service forces and Islamic State militants May 15 in Mosul. (CNS photo/Danish Siddiqui, Reuters)
“Religious persecution and intolerance remains far too prevalent,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 4:20 pm

“Nukemap” is a simulator that allows you to conduct a mock nuclear strike.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 4:09 pm
Gherardo di Jacopo (Starnina), The Dormition of the Virgin, 1401-1405, Tempera on panel (Art Institute of Chicago)
Nothing had ever stood between Mary and that silent, loving presence, which dwelt within her consciousness.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 2:00 pm

Posted: August 15, 2017, 2:00 pm

After reciting the Angelus prayer on the feast of the Assumption, the pope asked Mary to obtain "for everyone consolation and a future of serenity and harmony."
Posted: August 15, 2017, 1:48 pm

Paul Lauritzen reviews "War: An Enquiry" by A. C. Grayling
Posted: August 15, 2017, 1:00 pm
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