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.
How can the discipline of theology keep its footing in Catholic colleges and universities facing uncertain futures?
Grant KaplanMay 19, 2021

May 24, 2021

‘Friends’ was the escapist sitcom you weren’t embarrassed to love

“The Reunion’’ shows “Friends” for the fantasy that it always was, while at the same time showing what sustained and continues to sustain that fantasy: the shared affection, admiration and respect of six very talented actors.

Amazon’s ‘Underground Railroad’ teaches the Black history we do not know well enough

The series executes a breathtaking high-wire act, threading speculative fiction a history most of us still do not know well enough.

‘Rear Window’: The perfect movie for post-pandemic life

The movie about a man stuck indoors for months was the perfect choice for my first trip back to the theater.