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April 19, 2018
Reviewers of former FBI director James Comey’s A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (Flatiron, 2018) have fixed on the second of the three terms in the book’s subtitle.
April 16, 2018
“Will Pope Francis Cause a Schism in the Catholic Church?” That headline in The New Yorker (April 16) is subheaded: “In his new book, ‘To Change the Church,’ the Times columnist Ross Douthat critiq
April 12, 2018
Last year, Republican lawmakers—with the support of many white evangelical Christians—found ways to undermine Obamacare.

Author: Myriam Renaud
April 9, 2018
Newspaper or magazine editors who headline items with words like “General Conference” or “Synod” or “Annual Meeting” know they have to fight for readers’ attention.
April 5, 2018
Facebook has come under fire of late for its actions (or inaction) surrounding Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
April 2, 2018
Easter parades survive in classic Hollywood films, on the avenues near cathedrals (which paraders pass but rarely frequent), in peeps, and in song.
March 29, 2018
March 13, 2018, marked five years of both Pope Francis’s pontificate and commentary upon it, with little signs of either flagging.
March 26, 2018
Sightings should perhaps be called “Listenings” this week, as the idea for this column came to me as I listened to a variety of speakers and conversed with other listeners present at a historians’ conference at the
March 22, 2018
When the recently deceased Roger Bannister began running track and studying medicine at Oxford, the four-minute mile had become known as “trackdom’s Holy Grail.” The religious allusion here was hardly accidental.

Tags: sports
March 19, 2018
“How Young Is Too Young for Protest?”—an article by Stephanie Saul and Anemona Hartocollis in the New York Times published the day before the March 14 protest marches against gun violence in a great number of Ameri

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