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FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
A Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent, by Father Terrance Klein
FaithThe Word
Victor Cancino, S.J.
March 3, 2024, the Third Sunday of Lent: In a shift from landscapes in biblical theology, the Gospel of John considers the link between Jesus’ character and his final passion.
Arts & CultureFilm
Kathryn Post – Religion News Service
While reductive narratives depict priests as perfect heroes or evil villains, said writer and producer Father Stephen Fichter, the truth is more complicated.
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
“At the root of this vice is a false idea of God: we do not accept that God has His own “math,” different from ours,” Pope Francis said in today’s general audience address, read by an aide.
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis went from the audience to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for a checkup before returning to the Vatican. In November when he was suffering similar symptoms, he had gone to that hospital for a CT scan of his lungs.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Robert Giroux edited some of the 20th century's leading writers, including some prominent Catholic voices like Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy and Thomas Merton.
The facade of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City
FaithShort Take
Nicholas D. Sawicki
Mourners wanted Cecilia Gentili’s funeral to be held in St. Patrick’s Cathedral for “iconic” reasons, to make the deceased the “star of the show,” emphasizing the individual over the society.
Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory leads a prayer service on Feb. 25, 2023, for enslaved people believed to be buried in the cemetery at Sacred Heart Parish in Bowie, Md. The property is on a former plantation once owned by members of the Society of Jesus in Maryland in the 1700s and 1800s. (OSV News photo/Mihoko Owada, Catholic Standard)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Monique Trusclair Maddox
The descendants of Jesuit enslavement have no choice but to confront the church’s sinful history, but rather than harden their hearts, many are seeking reconciliation along with the restoration of justice.
Politics & SocietyFaith
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
After participating in a seminar on the Catholic Church and the Freemasons, an Italian bishop reaffirmed that Catholics who belong to Masonic lodges are in a “serious state of sin” and cannot receive Communion.
FaithScripture Reflections
Heather Trotta
A Reflection for Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent, by Heather Trotta
FaithScripture Reflections
Kerry Weber
A Reflection for Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent, by Kerry Weber
FaithScripture Reflections
Alessandra Rose
A Reflection for Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent, by Alessandra Rose
FaithScripture Reflections
Christine Lenahan
A Reflection for Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent, by Christine Lenahan
Arts & CultureVantage Point
Robert Giroux
In 1988, famed publisher Robert Giroux related his memories of what it was like to read and publish Thomas Merton's 'The Seven Storey Mountain.'
Politics & SocietyFeatures
J.D. Long García
Sugar is not the only industry that exploits Haitian workers in the Dominican Republic, but it offers a unique lens through which to understand racism and xenophobia.
A trend toward goods and components made by unionized American workers may mean higher prices for consumers. In photo: United Auto Workers members attend a rally in Detroit on Sept. 15, 2023. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
Geopolitical crises and the aftereffects of Covid are prompting the United States and other nations to find alternatives to globalization in education, trade and environmental protection.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“Americans should be against killing Israelis but also against killing Palestinians,” the political activist Mustafa Barghouti said in an interview with Gerard O’Connell.
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis has canceled his appointments today after The Vatican press office announced he was experiencing “mild flu-like symptoms.”
FaithPodcasts
Preach
Deacon Steve Kramer preaches on the First Scrutiny for the Third Sunday in Lent, Year A, and reflects on how four summers shuttling people around gave him a crash-course in listening skills key to his development as a preacher.
Politics & SocietyNews
Kate Scanlon - OSV NewsAmerica Staff
"This is not about politics," Bishop Seitz said. "It's about the Gospel."