Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 23, 2021
A flare-up of sciatica has caused Pope Francis to cancel several appearances in the coming days.
If Mr. Biden is really listening, he will understand the value of preserving the abortion funding bans that have stood for decades. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)
Politics & Society Short Take
Charles A. DonovanJanuary 22, 2021
A ban on taxpayer funding of abortions began as a bipartisan policy and remains popular, writes Charles A. Donovan of the Charlotte Lozier Institute. President-elect Biden should keep it in place.
Registered nurse Nikki Hollinger cleans up a room as a body of a COVID-19 victim lies in a body bag labeled with stickers at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has eclipsed 400,000 in the waning hours in office for President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermottJanuary 22, 2021
It is as though there are two parallel universes co-existing here, one hopeful and “normal for now,” the other overwhelmed by suffering.
Faith Faith in Focus
Two sisters reflected for America on the experiences of faith and grace they have found in the midst of a profoundly challenging time for their community.
Faith News
The disclosure by the Spanish Jesuits comes as Pope Francis, the church’s first Jesuit pope, has tried to sensitize the church around the globe to the problem of clergy abuse.
Faith Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 22, 2021
“There’s more to being pro-life than abortion and assisted suicide,” said organizer Kathleen Domingo. “We want to keep our families safe. We didn’t think it was worth the risk. Life is precious.”
Photo of Will Arbery, upper left, and “Heroes of the Fourth Turning,” upper right, courtesy Playwrights Horizon. Bottom photo: Catholic News Service
Arts & Culture Interviews
Rob Weinert-KendtJanuary 22, 2021
“There’s a war coming, dude,” says one character to another in “Heroes of the Fourth Turning.” Was she right?
Politics & Society Catholic News Quiz
America StaffJanuary 22, 2021
How closely did you follow the news this week? Take our Catholic news quiz and find out.
Arts & Culture Ideas
Erika RasmussenJanuary 22, 2021
Amanda Gorman's poem was like a lighting flash that spoke to eternal beauty
Arts & Culture News
January 22, 2021
Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday.
Tiger Woods, of the United States, waits to hit on the 13th hole during the first round of the US Open Golf Championship, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Mamaroneck, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Arts & Culture Television
Kevin JacksonJanuary 22, 2021
HBO’s ‘Tiger’ shows that Tiger Woods’s development as a human being came second to his golf.
Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.January 22, 2021
There is no part of our Jesuit ministry that is untouched by the devastating consequences of abortion. 
Politics & Society Podcasts
JesuiticalJanuary 22, 2021
Reactions to the inauguration of the nation’s second Catholic president.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceJanuary 22, 2021
President Joe Biden will revoke the so-called “Mexico City policy,” which blocks U.S. funding of foreign nongovernmental organizations that perform and promote abortion as a form of family planning.
Federico Peña addresses the Democratic National Convention in Denver on Aug. 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Politics & Society Features
Nichole M. FloresJanuary 21, 2021
Nichole Flores profiles Federico Peña, the first Hispanic mayor of Denver and a leader in national politics, who is now focused on the physical and spiritual health of his community.
Darcel Whitten-Wilamowski directs the Sister Thea Bowman, Servant of God, Mass Gospel Choir during a Black History Month Mass of thanksgiving on Feb. 16, 2020, at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Faith Dispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.January 21, 2021
None of the saints associated with the United States are of African descent. The Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University intends to change that, and here are six possibilities for sainthood.
Faith The Word
Jaime L. WatersJanuary 21, 2021
Today’s readings inspire us to be mindful and attuned to all of creation and the ways that we support or harm our fellow creatures.
Arts & Culture Books
Diane ScharperJanuary 21, 2021
This debut novel by 29-year-old Marieke Lucas Rijneveld won the 2020 International Booker Prize.
Arts & Culture Books
Molly CahillJanuary 21, 2021
in Barack Obama's new memoir, readers get to know a host of colorful characters who played a role in the campaign for the presidency and Obama’s first term in office.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Tim J. MyersJanuary 21, 2021
red-eared sliders who work the Rio Grande