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Pope Francis critiques ‘cancel culture’ in address to diplomats from around the world

“Multilateral diplomacy is thus called to be truly inclusive,” the pope said, “not canceling but cherishing the differences and sensibilities that have historically marked various peoples.”

Pope Francis: Workers who do hard labor have a special connection to Jesus and St. Joseph

“It is good to think about the fact that Jesus himself worked and had learned this craft from St. Joseph,” Pope Francis said in his Wednesday audience. “Today, we should ask ourselves what we can do to recover the value of work.”
What does the church really teach about this widely misunderstood process, and how does it play out in the lives of ordinary Catholics?
Simcha FisherDecember 16, 2021

October 29, 2021

Andrew Sullivan’s writing on faith, sexuality and culture wars

Reading Andrew Sullivan’s collection, ‘Out on a Limb: Selected Writing, 1989-2021,’ made me realize I’d never heard Sullivan mentioned in conversations about Catholic writers. Why wasn’t he there? And why wasn’t I surprised?

Netflix’s ‘Don’t Look Up’ shows us how not to make a climate change movie

In the end, what undermines “Don’t Look Up” is exactly what it condemns: a lack of humanity.

The ‘Harry Potter’ reunion is just what 2022 needs

To want to magic away Covid-19 is wishful thinking at its very worst. But that impulse is a forgivable offense. And it is exactly why “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” is what 2022 needs.