Explainer: Cardinal Tobin will now help Pope Francis pick bishops. What does that mean for the U.S. Church?

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, named today to the influential Congregation for Bishops, has been known as a “Pope Francis bishop”—one who generally follows the pope’s lead in prioritizing social justice issues and dialogue over culture war flashpoints.

Benedict XVI defends his decision to resign to ‘fanatic’ fans who doubt legitimacy of Pope Francis

Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI marked the eighth anniversary of his resignation by insisting he stepped down knowingly and that “there is only one pope”—Francis.
Journey with America’s editors as they reflect on scripture, prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
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‘Minari’: A delicate look at a Korean-American family’s fierce love and complex faith

Arkansas is a land of opportunity for the Yis, as well as the site of their suffering.

The New York City ballet brings new life to the parable of the Prodigal Son

George Balanchine's jarring choreography breathes new life into a parable that itself upends expectations.

Father James Martin talks with the creator of Pixar’s ‘Soul’ about finding God in all things

Pete Docter was inspired by Father Martin’s book The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and its insights about Ignatian spirituality.