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FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
Advent is a season of hope. Note that we speak of hope, not optimism.
America Staff
On my last day as America’s editor in chief, I am humbled by this extraordinary show of support that will enable us to leverage the momentum of the last, transformative 10 years into our next exciting phase of growth.
FaithThe Word
Victor Cancino, S.J.
Dec. 4, 2022, The Second Sunday of Advent: This Sunday’s readings challenge the hearer to surrender easy theological answers and false security in order to attain a more expansive sense of the kingdom of heaven. 
FaithLast Take
Matt Malone, S.J.
Matt Malone, S.J., compiled this list of his top 10 features from America and his top 10 columns over his 10 years as editor in chief.
pope francis poses with a chef who is taking a selfie with him, he sits in his wheelchair
Pope Francis
In his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis asks, “How can we recognize true consolation?”
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
As the new prefect, Maximino Caballero Ledo becomes the second lay man to hold a top position in the Vatican.
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
This week on “The Gloria Purvis Podcast,” Gloria sits down with Father Matt Malone to discuss their interview with Pope Francis and Father Malone’s 10 years as editor in chief of America magazine.
FaithScripture Reflections
Molly Cahill
A Reflection for the Feast of St. Andrew, by Molly Cahill
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
In a 50-year career as a columnist, Mary McGrory wrote some of the most prescient political journalism around—including for America.
America Staff
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Pope Francis, dressed in white with a chain around his neck, speaks into a microphone
Politics & SocietyNews
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The Kremlin's ambassador to the Holy See, Alexander Avdeev, told the RIA Novosti agency that he met Monday with a Vatican official to express his “indignation” about Francis’ comments.
Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service
As many restrictions put in place for the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted, some Catholic dioceses around the country are returning to offering consecrated wine in the chalice for Communion.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian gestures as he speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing on Feb. 24, 2020.
Politics & SocietyNews
AP-AS-REL-China-Vatican, 1st Ld-Writethru
Beijing and the Vatican are once again tangling over the prickly issue of appointing Chinese bishops.
A split photo of two men, one in white cardinal garments and the other in black priest garments
Julie Asher - Catholic News Service
Cardinal Timothy Dolan called the bill “a bad deal for the many courageous Americans of faith and no faith who continue to believe and uphold the truth about marriage in the public square today.”
FaithScripture Reflections
Jim McDermott
A Reflection for Tuesday of the First Week of Advent, by Jim McDermott, S.J.
FaithFaith in Focus
Kerry Weber
Some part of me hoped that the interview would help teach me how to be more like Francis. But it’s clear the only thing he wants is for us to want to be more like Jesus.
statue of our lady of sheshan atop a minor basilica, the sun is behind the statue
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
In an unusual move, the Vatican issued a public statement of regret, essentially accusing the Chinese government of violating its agreement with the Vatican.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis called for overcoming polarization in the life of the Catholic Church in an exclusive interview with America magazine.
FaithScripture Reflections
Kaya Oakes
A Reflection for Monday of the First Week of Advent, by Kaya Oakes
Pope Francis, seated, speaking with editors and staff of America.
The Editors
Pope Francis sits down with America for an exclusive interview on polarization, racism, Ukraine, Vatican-China relations and church teaching on the ordination of women.