The intense debate over the role of money in America’s troubled democracy is the subject of Jodie Foster’s new movie, as well as a documentary, and the book Dark Money by Jane Mayer. Gerald Schmitz reviews.
When Pope Francis suddenly agreed, during a recent off-the-cuff chat with nuns gathered in Rome, to explore the idea of ordaining women as deacons, he touched off what has by now become a typical Francis-like media storm, writes David Gibson.
For most families, wisdom and support is more readily found among family and friends and in the love between families, writes Isabella Moyer. “We learn more from personal stories than doctrinal diatribes.”