Arts & Culture
Jude RussoSeptember 26, 2017
The 1973 “Exorcist” was deliberately unsensational, and that’s why it was a sleep-robber.
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Arts & Culture Books
David LeighSeptember 26, 2017
F. Scott Fitzgerald portrayed the American dream primarily through its failures to bring happiness to his main characters.
Faith
Margaret ManningSeptember 26, 2017
I struggle with how to think of this little being whose life outside the womb was not to be.
In this March 29, 2011, file photo, Barbara Blaine, President of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), displays childhood photographs of adults who say they were sexually abused, during a news conference in Philadelphia. Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has died. The organization known as SNAP announced on its Facebook page that Blaine died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, following a recent cardiac event. She was 61. (AP Photo/Matt
Politics & Society News
Associated PressSeptember 26, 2017
Blaine founded SNAP in 1988, years after she was abused as an 8th grader by a Toledo, Ohio, priest who taught at the Catholic school she attended, according to the organization's website. Her pleas for help to Toledo's bishop were ignored. The group gained prominence in 2002 after the Boston Globe'
Father Emanuel Youkhana, an archimandrite of the Assyrian Church of the East, looks through the rubble of a Syriac Catholic Church on Jan. 27 in Qaraqosh, Iraq. The mannequin and poster were used as target practice. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
Politics & Society News
The "revolting reality" of recent wars shows just how urgent it is that the international community act to protect religious minorities in situations of conflict, a top Vatican official told the U.N. General Assembly.
Faith Short Take
Robert EllsbergSeptember 26, 2017
The saints and heroes of our faith have much to teach us about our contemporary political context.