Before we run head first into 2020 and all of the stressors of the coming election season, we wanted first to reflect on last year — to take a look at the top 10 stories that shaped our coverage, the commentary that spurred conversations, and the reflections that stirred the soul — and how the work will continue in the new year.
Pastor Guillermo Maldonado told undocumented members of his congregation that he guaranteed they would not be in danger if they decided to attend the event President Trump is having at the church.
Bolsonaro is forming alliances and shaping policies according to conservative evangelical religion.
Joe Biden is the most gothic figure in American politics. He is haunted by death, not just by the private tragedies his family has endured, but by a larger and more public sense of loss.
With picturesque homes and landscapes, plantations promote a false message of comfort and simplicity. But the people who worked the grounds, managed the home, and fostered their families enjoyed none of the supposed serenity.
Of all the changes to identity and belonging, the century’s second decade has been particularly marked by a religious sea change.
For more than a decade, reform of Nigeria’s congested prisons has stalled, becoming a perennial problem for successive governments. Courts are bogged down with a huge backlog of cases, delaying the delivery of justice. Corruption among judicial officers only makes matters worse inside the prisons.
Mark Galli is asked some critical questions in a Q&A with the New Yorker’s Isaac Chotiner.
The film humanizes the two popes, while exploring their different ecclesial emphases: church as an inward-facing haven from the world or church as an outward-facing sojourner.
Tips from cooks and eaters in the coldest parts of the world.