Pope Francis appoints Korean bishop to head the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy

The appointment of Bishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik as the new prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Clergy is another major surprise in the Francis papacy.

Analysis: A canon lawyer reviews the first major changes to church law since 1983

The latest revisions to Catholic Church law all point to significant gaps in the church’s law, requiring swift action from a canonical perspective.
Just because others have it worse than I do doesn't mean I should avoid my struggles.
Eric ClaytonJune 11, 2021

May 24, 2021

On Broadway ‘In the Heights’ broke barriers and took chances. Can the film do the same?

The new movie version of “In the Heights,” directed by John M. Chu (“Crazy Rich Asians”), will be a must-see for fans of “Hamilton.”

Túpac Shakur at 50: Remembering an underdog prophet

Túpac Shakur is widely recognized as a musical pioneer. On what would be his 50th birthday, it is time to recognize him as a prophet as well.

The crux of religious belief: Walter Miller Jr.’s ‘A Canticle for Leibowitz’

Parsing the pros and cons of 'A Canticle for Leibowitz,' the latest selection of the Catholic Book Club.