Behind the scenes of Pope Francis’ Communion Wars press conference

Fresh off the papal plane, Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell joins host Colleen Dulle to discuss Pope Francis’ response to his question about the U.S. bishops’ debate over denying communion to pro-choice politicians.

Pope Francis said he doesn’t understand why people refuse to take Covid-19 vaccines

“Even in the College of Cardinals, there are some negationists,” Francis said Wednesday, en route home from Slovakia.
I know what you are thinking—a decadent spectacle of wealth, really, that’s what the church needs right now? But hear me out.
Jim McDermottSeptember 16, 2021

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Mandolinist and singer-songwriter Chris Thile writes psalms for those who struggle to believe — or belong

In “Laysongs,” mandolinist Chris Thile lays theatrics and sea captains aside and sings simply and honestly about his struggle to believe.

The Catholic Church needs its own Met Gala

I know what you are thinking—a decadent spectacle of wealth, really, that’s what the church needs right now? But hear me out.

Sinéad O’Connor longs for transcendence in ‘Rememberings’

At the heart of Sinéad O’Connor’s new memoir is her sense of transcendence and her longing for it, as well as the depth of her religious imagination since childhood.