Pope Francis welcomes prisoners to Vatican before they tour museums

Pope Francis told the group, “It is important to seek out what is positive at a time when life is not at its most beautiful. Seek the positive in order to keep going forward.”

Pope Francis appoints English Oblate, Father Andrew Small, secretary of child protection commission

Pope Francis has appointed Andrew Small, O.M.I., a 53-year-old English priest, as the secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
“My hope is that the church can use the immense power of its storytelling to move toward more compassion, more kindness.”
James T. KeaneJune 17, 2021

June 21, 2021

"Building a Bridge" by Father James Martin seeks respect between church and LGBT community

Father James Martin's new books talks clearly and openly about an issue that daunts and taunts our church.

Readers: What book would you recommend to Pope Francis?

With the arrival of summer, America asked its readers to give Pope Francis a summer reading recommendation, “beach read” or otherwise.

Review: Dana Gioia’s love letter to teachers and mentors

Dana Gioia’s new book is a love letter attesting to the illuminating and poetic moments of his education.