Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
‘It is a question of perspective. Whose perspective do we adapt to when we ask questions like that?’
FaithShort Take
Adam A.J. Deville
The psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan explained how it can be healthy to sometimes ‘hate’ what we truly love, including the church.
Politics & SocietyExplainer
Nicholas D. Sawicki
If precedent is any indicator, whoever Biden names is likely to be a practicing Catholic who has either worked or volunteered with the Catholic Church — and who is an open supporter of the president.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The Vatican conference will seek to move away from a theology of the priesthood based on ‘ecclesiastical power’ toward one rooted in the priesthood of all believers conferred at baptism.
Politics & SocietyNews
Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
“My neighborhood, my family and I have a right to live without a nuclear gun on hair-trigger alert held perpetually to our heads,” Colville told the judge.
Matt Sedensky - Associated Press
Around the Felician world, gripping news trickled out from their convent in Livonia, Michigan, last March, of sisters becoming sick and being hospitalized.
(iStock/Parten Kukhilava)
FaithShort Take
Debra K. Mooney
We are all emerging from our Covid retreat and encountering sensory overload, writes Debra K. Mooney. The principles of Ignatian retreat and discernment can help us with the re-entry process.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday at the Church of the Holy Spirit near the Vatican in Rome April 11, 2021. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithPope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
Pope Francis’s homily for the second Sunday of Easter: ’Having received mercy, let us now become merciful.‘
Father Hans Küng is pictured in his office in Tübingen, Germany, in this February 2008 file photo. Father Küng, a prominent and sometimes controversial theologian who taught in Germany, died April 6, 2021, at age 93. (CNS photo/Harald Oppitz, KNA)
FaithFaith in Focus
Gerald O'Collins
Hans Küng was only 34 years of age when a visit to the United States firmly established him as the leading theologian of the time.
Arts & CultureTelevision
John Dougherty
As a kid, my favorite show was about death. Strangest of all, I watched it on the Disney Channel.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
A new PBS documentary makes us ask: Is it possible to admire the art produced by a writer whom the reader dislikes, disdains, perhaps even despises?
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
The debt crisis in the developing world threatens a staggering impact on the world’s most vulnerable people. “We’re approaching the greatest wave of debt crises and debt restructurings the world has ever seen.”
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The countries in the world with the most people baptized Catholics continue to be, in order: Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, the United States and Italy.
FaithOf Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Prince Philip once described himself as “a discredited Balkan prince of no particular merit or distinction.” Self-deprecation, of course, was one of his famous traits. But there were others, which point to some of the lessons to be gleaned from his extraordinary life.
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
The Catholic bishop of Belfast urged politicians to be more careful about their language as the city was engulfed in nightly violence.
A conversation with Stina Kielsmeier-Cook on her memoir ‘Blessed Are the Nones: Mixed-Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community’
Politics & SocietyNews
Simon Caldwell - Catholic News Service
“How much we will miss Prince Philip’s presence and character, so full of life and vigor,” said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster. “He has been an example of steadfast loyalty and duty cheerfully given. May he rest in peace.”
Colleen Dulle
What is the legacy of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia,” released five years ago today?
Arts & CultureOf Many Things
James T. Keane
An introduction to all the books, new and old, profiled in our Spring Literary Review 2021.
Arts & CultureDispatches
James T. Keane
The two most recent selections by the Catholic Book Club couldn't have been more different: A look at Thomas Jefferson's quixotic attempt to rewrite the Bible, and Niall Williams's richly evocative novel about a small village in the west of Ireland.