People take photos of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, one day after a major blaze broke out at Paris' iconic cathedral. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, FILE)
Faith News
Associated PressJune 15, 2019
Paris archbishop Michel Aupetit will be wearing a construction worker's helmet in addition to his miter.
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJune 14, 2019
On June 17, 2015, a 23-year-old white supremacist killed nine African-Americans during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel A.M.E. Church.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJune 14, 2019
His renunciation did not come as a total surprise given the controversy that erupted in Chile following the priest’s controversial statements after his nomination.
Arts & Culture Art
Every other year it hosts the Whitney Biennial, which famously asks the question: What is art in America today? A question that can be broken down into two separate lines of inquiry: What is art? And, what is America?
Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein in ‘Booksmart’ (photo: IMDB)
Arts & Culture Film
This motley crew of high school students want to live an authentic life. They want to be known, by themselves and by others.
Pope Francis walks as he celebrates the Pentecost Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 9, 2019. (CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters)
Faith Features
Austen IvereighJune 14, 2019
Francis may not pray in tongues, writes Austen Ivereigh, but no pope has ever identified as closely with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, nor been so keen to move it front and center of the church.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.June 14, 2019
The great scholar just couldn’t get his mind around this great mystery.
Woodrow Wilson, right, sought to implement his famous Fourteen Points at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. The French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, second from right, viewed them as hopelessly idealistic. (Photo: Alamy)
Arts & Culture Ideas
The treaty’s offhand attitude toward the non-European world stirred up resentments that lingered for decades.
Politics & Society Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.June 14, 2019
Again, the bullet. Again, the agony. We are repeating the day over and over, writes Matt Malone, S.J.
Politics & Society Features
Michael McKinleyJune 14, 2019

In the late 1940s, when he was a struggling writer of pulp fiction, L. Ron Hubbard said, “Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.”

Bibles on a shelf
Arts & Culture Books
Joseph McAuleyJune 14, 2019
A devotee of the opera, Brown eagerly gave tickets to his students, hoping to get them totally immersed in the arias he loved.
students in library
Arts & Culture Books
John Sexton’s passion and commitment are infectious, and one cannot help hoping along with him that our universities will be able to realize the great aspirations that he has for them.
A man walks past the former Church of the Nativity in New York City in December 2018. It was deconsecrated in 2017. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
Faith Dispatches
The number of U.S. parishes without resident pastors has leveled off to about 3,400, according to the latest data from CARA—but only after dioceses have closed down thousands of churches since 1990.
Arts & Culture Books
Joe Bonomo's well-written take on Roger Angell's musings on baseball.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Bryce EmleyJune 14, 2019
The pain wasn’t in dying/ but in belief in you, that you required of me
Faith The Word
Michael SimoneJune 14, 2019
Taking up the proclamation of God’s reign placed the disciples in an unexpectedly rich relationship with God and the world.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsJune 14, 2019
Religious liberty and the relationship between church and state are two issues that have long vexed the Catholic Church, particularly since the Enlightenment.
Faith Your Take
Our readersJune 14, 2019
Do you have a “guilty pleasure” hymn that you love?
A prayer gathering at Friendship House in Fayetteville
Faith Dispatches
At a new residential complex in North Carolina, graduate students and adults with developmental disabilities share living quarters and meet in prayer.
Politics & Society Last Take
Cokie RobertsJune 14, 2019
Tania is the first woman and the first layperson to lead the university since it was founded by the Jesuits in 1912, writes Cokie Roberts.