‘Be holy. Be original.’ Pope Francis gives advice to altar servers

Being an altar server should be a “profession of faith” to the entire parish community, Pope Francis told young men and women participating in Portugal's annual altar server pilgrimage to Fatima.

Pope Francis: In Jesus, there is no conflict between contemplation and action

“There is only one great call in the Gospel, and it is that of following Jesus on the way of love,” Pope Francis said in his weekly Wednesday audience. “In this sense, charity and contemplation are synonymous.”
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Too many Americans are forgotten or misunderstood. ‘Our Towns’ tries to change that.

“People’s lives are complicated every place you look, and just as complicated as your own life is,” says author and director James Fallows.

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.

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ and what it means to be a Black superhero

The show attempts to juggle a number of different issues and themes, but chief among them is a commitment to being a meditation on modern racial animus in the United States, and it does not shy away from controversial topics and ideas.