Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Speakers from several academic disciplines highlighted the need for the international community, governments, civil society and religious communities to address the myriad of issues surrounding machine learning.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Sarah Vincent
This is no trick and all treat: We’ve compiled a list of the best and the worst Catholic Halloween costumes to help you decide on your disguise.
Politics & SocietyVideo
Sebastian Gomes
An honest conversation on climate change, the upcoming COP26 meeting and what Catholics can do to respond to Pope Francis’ calls for ecological conversion.
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, Va., carries the monstrance through the crowd for eucharistic adoration outside.
Politics & SocietyNews
Chaz Muth - Catholic News Service
The view that the Eucharist is a symbol of Jesus has alarmed many U.S. bishops because belief in the real presence of Christ in the consecrated host is a central church teaching.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Phil Klay is part of a new generation of authors who are putting to rest the overwrought claims about the death of modern Catholic fiction.
Politics & SocietyNews
Peter Smith - Associated Press
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians, was released from a Washington hospital Monday morning after an overnight stay early in his 12-day visit to the United States.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
I find Dave Chappelle’s concept of empathy for transgender people worth considering — both for what it includes and misses.
Pope Francis is pictured during his general audience in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican Sept. 8, 2021. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & SocietyFaith and Reason
Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy
Last year, Pope Francis said, “There can be no stepping back" from the church’s opposition to the death penalty. It is time to put this teaching into action and stop executions in the United States for good.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Luke Burgis
The worship of expertise, detached from any transcendent perspective, has already plagued modern life. Now rationality is becoming just another weapon with which to attack others.
Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori presides over the closing morning prayer Sept. 23, 2018, during the Fifth National Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
“It’s clear that the pope does not agree with the president about abortion. He’s made that exceptionally clear.”
Peter Smith - Associated Press
Patriarch Bartholomew is set to meet with President Biden and other top U.S. officials in the coming days, though exact times have not been announced.
Rebecca Ferguson as Lady Jessica Atreides, from left, Zendaya as Chani, Javier Bardem as Stilgar, and Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in "Dune." Photo by Chiabella James/© 2020 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Arts & CultureFilm
John Anderson
Frank Herbert’s beloved novel has enough material that should preclude the kind of dead space that inhabits so much of this “Dune.”
Kate Winselt in ‘Mare of Easttown,’ Sarah Lancashire in ‘Happy Valley’ and Olivia Coleman and David Tennant in ‘Broadchurch’ (photos: HBO/BBC/ITV)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Rob Weinert-Kendt
These shows shine an intimate, even glaring light on humanity in its less flattering manifestations.
Arts & CultureMusic
Kevin Jackson
Brandi Carlile's latest album shows the singer's keen awareness of the radical nature of tenderness.
Politics & SocietyExplainer
Kevin Clarke
The pope calls his three T’s—"Tierra, techo, trabajo"—sacred rights.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
Welcome to the age of “doing your own research.”
Anti-vaccine protestors hold placards during a march against COVID-19 vaccinations in Cape Town, South Africa
FaithFaith and Reason
Guy Consolmagno
I find myself troubled by the phrase, “Follow the science.“ It implies that the authority of science is infallible, writes Guy Consolmagno, S.J., director of the Vatican Observatory.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
In a new Netflix show, Pope Francis, Jane Goodall and Martin Scorsese answer the question, “What is love?”
Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
The number of Catholics in the world grew by more than 15 million from 2018 to 2019. But in Europe, the number of Catholic faithful decreased by almost 300,000.
Stock close-up image of a black bulletin board with confession times.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
First: You are not required to talk about sex in the confessional.