An Elsewhere to Start Anew by Frank Freeman

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A new biography both documents James Baldwin’s journey and demonstrates that it is one which we all, in our own ways, need to take.

On the Importance of Intergenerational Friendships by Kate Oczypok

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When you worry about whether or not you’re succeeding or properly “adulting,” hearing affirmations like these really does some good for your soul.

Matthew T. Eggemeier and Peter Joseph Fritz on "The Politics of Mercy"

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An excerpt from a transformative new work, featuring a brief interview with the authors.

Editorial: "People or Bricks": A Catholic Response to the Crisis in Texas

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The crisis in Texas shows that we need to heed Pope Francis's call for a "Copernican revolution" in our political and economic life.

Visions of Mandela by Amy Nicholson

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An informative and accessible graphic novel tells the story of the anti-apartheid struggle.

A Glorious Presence Out of Place in the World: On Marilynne Robinson by Leonard Engel

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The latest installment in the esteemed author's series depicts a blurred line between fate and free will.

Opinion: Biden Eyes Lobbyist Jeff Flake as Ambassador to South Africa—and Why Catholics Should Be Concerned by Ray Mwareya and Nyasha Bhobo

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The former senator's past views on apartheid should disqualify him from the ambassadorship.

Get Off of the Couch and Out of the Pew by Stephen B. Kass

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The person of prayer is a kind of spiritual athlete, training to grow in holiness.

Among the Outcasts by Frank Freeman

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Bukowski can nauseate you and lift your spirits in the same poem. He writes about those people—prostitutes, hard drinkers, “sinners”—with whom Jesus hung out the most.