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America Media EventsNovember 12, 2020
Join America Media and the Order of Malta’s Mission to the United Nations for an event commemorating the fourth World Day of the Poor on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12 on EST.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 24, 2020
Many are wondering after the lack of response by the Vatican to questions raised about what Pope Francis actually said about civil unions.
Politics & Society News
Saying that his parents "taught me the importance of faith and prayer from a young age," Trump went on to say that "Melania and I have gotten to visit some amazing churches and meet with great faith leaders from around the world."
Blessed Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager who used his computer programming skills to spread devotion to the Eucharist, was beatified in Assisi, Italy, Oct. 10, 2020. (CNS photo/courtesy Sainthood Cause of Carlo Acutis)
Faith Faith in Focus
Mike SeayOctober 24, 2020
Acutis’s beatification is a beacon to all those who live their lives, for better or for worse, increasingly online.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 23, 2020
“The government doesn’t want to reunite the children with their parent...They don’t see it as their role.”
Faith Faith in Focus
Valerie SchultzOctober 23, 2020
Joe Biden made the perfect reply to a child who is sorry and shaky and demoralized and has no idea how to fix the damage caused: the recommitment to unconditional love.
Faith Dispatches
“It definitely will save lives, especially in countries where there is active persecution of L.G.B.T.Q. people.”
Arts & Culture Film
Erika RasmussenOctober 23, 2020
“Rebecca” tickles at mystery’s itch along our skin.
Police officers stop and search a bus carrying passengers around Lekki toll gate in Lagos Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Resentment lingered with the smell of charred tires Friday as Nigeria's streets were relatively calm after days of protests over police abuses, while authorities gave little acknowledgement to reports of the military killing at least 12 peaceful demonstrators earlier this week. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Patrick EgwuOctober 23, 2020
The demands of the demonstrators have quickly expanded into a broad critique of government corruption, incompetence and impunity as human rights abuses and economic malaise continues in Nigeria.
Faith Dispatches
Molly CahillOctober 23, 2020
Rebecca Christian offers a broader understanding of reproductive justice that might surprise people who only know the term from popular discourse.
Arts & Culture Television
Nicole-Ann LoboOctober 23, 2020
“Selling Sunset” paints an unapologetic portrait of our brutal capitalist culture.
Faith News
Pope Francis’ expression of openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights does not change church teaching on marriage.
Faith Jesuitical
JesuiticalOctober 23, 2020
Do “real Catholics” have to vote for Trump? That’s what Jeannie Gaffigan was hearing following her husband Jim Gaffigan’s uncharacteristically profanity-laced tirade against the president.
Faith News
A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.
Faith Explainer
Colleen DulleOctober 22, 2020
Did the pope “endorse” civil unions? (Yes.) Were Francis’ words mistranslated? (No.) Is this “old news”? (Yes and no.)
Zimbabwe riot police break up a protest for better pay and personal protective equipment by nurses in Harare in July. (AP photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Marko PiriOctober 22, 2020
The latest move to militarize Zimbabwean society appears an attempt not to reward career military officers who remain loyal to the ruling ZANU-PF party but to exert control over a different group of professionals who have been pressing for reform.
Politics & Society Explainer
Matt Malone, S.J.October 22, 2020
Can textualists judges like Amy Coney Barrett take a broad view of interpreting the Bible and a narrow view of interpreting the Constitution? The short answer is yes, writes Matt Malone, S.J.
Faith Explainer
James T. KeaneOctober 22, 2020
Twitter users swapped "pope memes" last week using digitally altered images of Pope Francis celebrating the Eucharist. Was it harmless fun or sacrilege?
Faith News
Question swirled Thursday about the origins of Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions, with all evidence suggesting he made them in a 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety.
Faith News
The Vatican and the Chinese government will extend an agreement signed in 2018 regarding the appointment of bishops.