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Pope Francis offers prayers for over 5,000 killed by earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

Pope Francis expressed his “spiritual closeness” and “solidarity” with those affected by a pair of powerful earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria Feb. 6.

Pope Francis tells young people: ‘You are the seed of a new South Sudan.’

Pope Francis repeated his pressing call for an end to the violence that has forced millions into camps for refugees or the internally displaced in South Sudan.
In 'A History of Catholic Theological Ethics,' James Keenan, S.J., offers intellectual history with flesh and bones and a soul.
David GibsonFebruary 3, 2023

December 31, 2022

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and the question of Indigenous representation

Should James Cameron have involved more Indigenous creatives in making a movie rooted in Native American history?

Leonard Cohen’s Jewish and Christian imagery: ‘All that poetry was at my fingertips’

In this excerpt from her new book on Leondard Cohen, Marcia Pally examines his use of Jewish and Christian biblical images in the singer-swongwriter’s lyrics.

‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ and the dark Catholic imagination of Martin McDonagh

Martin McDonagh’s new movie “The Banshees of Inisherin” serves up sad enough stuff to leave viewers crying in our beer. But first we laugh.