Features

Demonstrators march during a Feb. 25 rally organized by Catholics Against the Death Penalty in Southern California (CNS photo/Andrew Cullen, Reuters).
Faith Features
John T. Noonan, Jr.April 21, 2017
Christianity is not a relic laid in a museum; it is not a book entombed in an archive. It lives in the living people of God.
Donald J. Trump, Fred Rogers and Octavia Butler
Politics & Society Features
David DarkApril 19, 2017
The PBS host once asked, "What do you do with the mad that you feel?" The question is as relevant as ever.
Father Jose Palmar holds a rosary toward police on Jan. 5, 2016 as they block the access to the building housing the National Assembly in Caracas. Venezuela's opposition was sworn in that day as the majority in the National Assembly, the first time in 17 years that opponents of the socialist revolution begun by the late Hugo Chavez have controlled the legislature. (CNS photo/Marco Bello, Reuters)
Politics & Society Features
Joel D. HirstApril 19, 2017
When the state becomes predatory, the defenders of the faith are called upon to point people in the right direction, away from the violence of the authorities and back to God.
Mass is celebrated at Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Belleville, in Paris, on Feb 19, 2017 (Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry)
Faith Features
Pascal-Emmanuel GobryApril 07, 2017
The rise of "zombie Catholics" in French politics may indicate a renewed energy in the French church.
Faith Features
Leah LibrescoApril 05, 2017
With 10,000 families and 7,000 volunteers, this megaparish has some novel challenges and opportunities.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican in June 2015. (CNS photo/Maria Grazia Picciarella, pool)
Politics & Society Features
Sohrab AhmariMarch 14, 2017
Christianity faces a grave threat from globalization, but Vladimir Putin does not offer the right response.