Sections

  • Tales and tellers

    Tales and tellers

    Some reading comes and goes. But what persists, what continues to sustain us when we need it most?

    Summer 2014

  • Letters

    Letters

    Memories from '47, Ukraine in crisis, and a tribute to Victor Vari.

    Summer 2014

  • Parting Shot

    Parting Shot

    The Statue of the Sacred Heart is restored and back on a pedestal in the Mission Gardens.

    Summer 2014

  • The pursuit

    With hunger and curiosity, we seek a narrative arc that deepens understanding, both near and far—whether here on a bucolic campus or in Takhar and Yangon, on the sidewalks of New York or the streets of Ukraine.

  • Letters

    Readers remember The Owl and Howard Anawalt, share answers to the question “Where do you pray?,” and more.

  • Spring sprung

    Spring has sprung on the Mission campus.

    Spring 2014

  • Cultivating compassion

    Cultivating compassion

    What do we mean when we talk about ethics and compassion in business? In a visit to Santa Clara, the Dalai Lama suggested three things to keep in mind.

  • Conversations worth having

    Conversations worth having

    You see those two words on the cover—Faith, Politics. Let's talk about where they meet and part, in the past and present: from the time of the historic Jesus to Government 2.0. And other conversations worth having.

    Winter 2014

  • Letters

    Letters

    Readers write: three cheers for the successful completion of the Leavey Challenge, hurrah for 25 years of photos by Charles Barry, and comments on Janet Napolitano ’79 becoming president of the University of California system.

    Winter 2014

  • What I’ve learned from cowboys, clerics, and communists

    What I’ve learned from cowboys, clerics, and communists

    Political scientist Jane L. Curry takes a long view—and shares lessons gleaned from growing up in the west, living alongside Jesuits, and studying Poland for more than 40 years.

    Winter 2014

Summer 2014

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Features

A day with the Dalai Lama

High-spirited and hushed moments from Feb. 24: a day to talk about business, ethics, compassion.

The Catholic writer today

Poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia argues that Catholic writers must renovate and reoccupy their own tradition.

Our stories and the theatre of awe

Pulitzer Prize–winning author Marilynne Robinson speaks about grace, discernment, and being a modern believer.

Mission Matters

What would the next generation say?

Hossam Baghat, one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, was awarded the 2014 Katharine and George Alexander Law Prize for his work defending human rights.

Breaking records on the maplewood

Scoring 40 points in one game. And besting Steve Nash’s freshman year.

How's the water?

A lab on a chip helps provide the answer—which is a matter of life and death when the question is whether drinking water contains arsenic.