Interview: Cardinal Scola condemns ‘harsh and insolent attacks’ against Pope Francis

“It seemed to me, right from the beginning, that Francis’ style of pontificate was like a punch in the stomach from the Holy Spirit to wake us up,” Cardinal Angelo Scola says in this exclusive interview.

Pope Francis shares 8 Beatitudes for Bishops, giving a model for the 21st-century pastor

“Blessed is the bishop who makes poverty and sharing his lifestyle because with his witness he is building the kingdom of heaven.”
In a generation known to shun commitments, these women are embracing lifelong vows.
John RosengrenNovember 18, 2021

October 29, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo’s Gen-Z Gospel

Olivia Rodrigo's lyrics cover many of the same topics I discuss with my Catholic high school students. As a church that infamously struggles to reach and retain young people, we have something to learn from her.

Get ready to hear Ed Sheeran’s new music at every wedding from now until his next album

No matter how far he has risen in fame, Ed Sheeran has stayed true to himself.

What kind of Catholic are you? How Mary Gordon’s writing tackles the expansiveness of our faith

Mary Gordon is one of America's greatest Catholic writers—just don't ask her why she stayed.