Status quo—for now: On Latin Mass, some bishops grant temporary permission while studying Pope Francis’ decree

A number of other U.S. bishops told their priests who celebrate the Mass in the extraordinary form and their parishes that already are allowed to have the celebration of this Mass that they can continue to do so while they further study the document.

Interview: Bishop Edward Braxton on the Catholic Church’s racial divide, the Biden Communion debate and inclusive church art

The Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton, one of the few African American bishops in the Roman Catholic Church, rarely talks to the press. He recently agreed to visit at length with the Post-Dispatch. The topic was his new book, “The Church and the Racial Divide.”
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John W. MillerJuly 8, 2021

June 21, 2021

Roundup: Online Retreats for Praying Through the Summer

Whether you’re not quite ready to return to in-person retreats, looking for a reflective space amid a busy schedule or just trying this form of prayer for the first time, online retreats are designed to help you pray no matter where you find yourself this summer.

A new book examines Sting’s enduring Catholic imagination

Evyatar Marienberg, a historian of religion at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, has written a book about Sting’s Catholic imagination and how it fueled his creativity.

‘Father Ted’ poked fun at Catholic Ireland, but only an audience steeped in faith would appreciate it

“Father Ted” can be seen as both a relic of an Irish moment and a humorous, but serious, argument against the confessional state.