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FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Catholics in China in recent years have experienced greater difficulties in the practice of their faith as a result of the crackdown on religion being carried out under the regime of President Xi Jin-ping.
FaithFaith in Focus
Matt Holland
In the 1950s in Omaha, Neb., the multi-racial DePorres Club realized it needed to escalate its tactics from uplifting the Black community to confronting white discrimination.
Politics & SocietyInterviews
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
“I really would prefer not to do this,” the archbishop of San Fransisco told Gloria Purvis. “But I cannot in my conscience allow the situation to continue and cause this scandal.”
Politics & SocietyDispatches
J.D. Long-García
“Unfortunately, Speaker Pelosi’s position on abortion has become only more extreme over the years, especially in the last few months,” Archbishop Cordileone said in a statement May 20.
Image: Apple TV/Netflix/IMDB
Arts & CultureTelevision
Joe Hoover, S.J.
My heart is not large enough, my consciousness is not spacious enough for all the spot-on characters, the hectic energies, the ripping stories. I am not skillful, I think, at TV.
Politics & SocietyNews
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
U2 frontman Bono joined Pope Francis for the launch of the Scholas International Educational Movement and its environmental project.
People attend the Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice on the National Mall, May 17, 2022, in Washington.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Charles C. Camosy
Economically vulnerable people of color are significantly more anti-abortion than rich white folks are.
Arts & CultureBooks
Judith Valente
Gregory K. Hillis tackles an argument that has long haunted Thomas Merton’s legacy: that Merton somehow was not a faithful-enough Catholic.
Arts & CultureBooks
Pierce Corden
Michael Krepon's new book provides a key history of the times, events, organizations and people involved in the pursuit of a peaceful approach to national and global security.
Arts & CultureBooks
Michael Vaccari
Peter S. Canellos provides us with a fascinating biography of a Supreme Court judge who was the sole dissenter in both the Civil Rights Cases (1883) and in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), in which the court held that the Constitution established the separate-but-equal doctrine.
The author, his father and his infant son outdoors in front of a tree.
FaithFaith in Focus
John Dougherty
Our shared name is a constant reminder that the work I do today is not on behalf of some shapeless ideal of a better world, but for the world that my children will grow up in.
A black-and-white photo of Msgr. Nelson Baker wearing a biretta.
Politics & SocietyOf Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
When it comes to abortion debates, we need fewer polemics and much more compassion, especially of the kind Venerable Nelson Baker put into action.
Loyola Montreal will begin accepting female students in 2023 (photo courtesy of Loyola Montreal)
FaithJesuit School Spotlight
Sarah Vincent
“To open the doors to a Jesuit Catholic school for as many students as we can in the Montreal area is really important to us.”
FaithFaith and Reason
Charles E. BouchardAnthony Rothert
Catholic health care ministries are at odds with the American Civil Liberties Union on many issues. But are there areas where the two can agree—or collaborate?
The tabernacle at Corpus Christi church in Rochester, N.Y.
FaithFaith in Focus
Sonja Livingston
It took the theft of our church’s tabernacle for me to comprehend the sanctity of its contents.
Stock image of a man and woman with hands folded in prayer.
FaithYour Take
Our readers
Readers respond with their own thoughts about tailoring the prayer that Jesus taught us.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
John W. Miller
Who wouldn’t want a better baseball team for their child? But what about the children whose families cannot afford such a team?
Politics & SocietyDispatches
America Staff
Twenty-six states are certain or likely to ban abortion if as expected the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
A mother helps her malnourished son stand after he collapsed near their hut in the village of Lomoputh in northern Kenya, on May 12, 2022. United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths visited the area on Thursday to see the effects of the drought which the U.N. says is a severe climate-induced humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Long before Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine, smaller conflicts have been displacing people and disrupting growing seasons and food markets around the world.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Nicholas D. Sawicki
In the wake of the mass shooting in Buffalo, Catholic social teaching can provide a starting point for addressing a society that disregards lives, particularly those of Black people.