Podcast: The Vatican steps into debate over Biden receiving Communion

This week on “Inside the Vatican,” host Colleen Dulle and veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell examine how binding the Vatican's letter and the U.S. bishops’ agreements are, along with what decisions the bishops now face.

Pope Francis: Prayer can be a struggle. That’s normal. Embrace it.

Christian prayer, like all Christian life, is not a “walk in the park.”
Although only a small minority of L.G.B.T. Catholics will ever seek conversion therapy, the assumptions underlying that therapy often influence the message many gay Catholics hear in the confessional and from friends and mentors.
Eve TushnetMay 13, 2021

March 1, 2021

Every song on the Hillbilly Thomists’ new album could be a homily (including ‘Bourbon, Bluegrass, & the Bible’)

“Living For The Other Side” is one way to stay conscious and alive, and to be reminded of what we are worshipping.

The Sacramental Love Songs of Bachata’s Romeo Santos

The enchanted universe that Romeo alludes to is full of unpredictability and surprises.

Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Klara and the Sun’ is a haunting tale of love, loss and...a robot.

The robotic narrator of Kazuo Ishiguro's new novel takes us into a dystopian U.S. future.