FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The consolidated financial statement of the Roman Curia for 2020 revealed better-than-expected results even though the overall situation is still quite difficult.
Arts & CultureBooks
Patrick R. Manning
How do believers "make God real"? And what effect do these beliefs and practices have on their lives? A new book by T.M. Luhrmann asks these questions and more.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
Evyatar Marienberg, a historian of religion at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, has written a book about Sting’s Catholic imagination and how it fueled his creativity.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Some experts say the level of detail included in the story suggests that whoever provided the information has access to large datasets and methods of analysis that could have cost hundreds of thousands of dollars—or more.
The cast of ‘Father Ted,’ from left clockwise: Pauline McLynn, Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon and Frank Kelly (photo: Alamy/Moviestore Collection Ltd)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Addison Del Mastro
“Father Ted” can be seen as both a relic of an Irish moment and a humorous, but serious, argument against the confessional state.
Grace Doerfler
Whether you’re not quite ready to return to in-person retreats, looking for a reflective space amid a busy schedule or just trying this form of prayer for the first time, online retreats are designed to help you pray no matter where you find yourself this summer.
Bishop Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte, N.C., blesses the chapel inside the new St. Joseph College Seminary near Mount Holly, N.C., Sept. 15, 2020. Bishop Jugis has been a supporter of the Latin Mass in his diocese (CNS photo/SueAnn Howell, Catholic News Herald)
Peter Feuerherd
It was the motu proprio heard around the Catholic world, but perhaps nowhere more loudly than in Boone, N.C.
Renée Darline Roden
Nearly half of American adults believe sharing their religious beliefs with a spouse is “very important,” according to a Pew survey from 2016. But think that JDate, Christian Mingle or Catholic Match will make the process easier? Think again.
FaithNews Analysis
Zac Davis
Rare is the story that manages to be so depressing in so many ways. A recent report about a Catholic priest allegedly using an app for sexual activity is one of them.
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Is it appropriate for a Catholic media outlet to take steps to de-anonymize data in order to publicly reveal the sins of another?
Activists erect a rainbow-colored heart in front of the parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, on July 8. The activists are protesting against the recently passed law that they say discriminates against L.G.B.T.Q. people. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Marc Roscoe Loustau
Some activists in Hungary have reacted to an anti-L.G.B.T.Q. law by calling for an investigation of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, writes Marc Roscoe Loustau. But turning the crisis into a political football may backfire.
MagazinePress Release
America Staff
Fortenberry will be awarded the $20,000 George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize at a ceremony in September.
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
Objections from Cincinnati Right to Life and other pro-life groups were mounting ahead of the one-hour evening event on the Catholic campus because Biden, who is Catholic, supports keeping abortion legal.
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
As the world went into lockdown, the residents at this Catholic nursing home and rehabilitation center run by the Archdiocese of New York did too.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
St. Thomas teaches that a brute animal, who might consume the body and blood of Christ, would not receive Holy Communion, because sacraments are ordered towards faith.
FaithFaith and Reason
Patrick Kelly
Ignatian discernment might help our contemporary leaders see where they are being falsely led and where the truth might be.
FaithFaith in Focus
Rachel Lu
I pray for unity in the church. I pray also for the consolation of fellow Catholics, who may now be denied that portion of the church’s tradition that has nourished their faith, as it once did mine.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
Gloria Purvis
Gloria Purvis and Sam Rocha discuss the legacy of church’s involvement in the residential school system and colonization more broadly.
Catholic News Service
"What was shared with us did not include allegations of misconduct with minors. However, in order to avoid becoming a distraction to the operations and ongoing work of the conference, Monsignor has resigned."
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Archbishop Di Noia: Pope Francis “fearlessly hits the nail on the head: the TLM (Traditional Latin Mass) movement has hijacked the initiatives of St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI to its own ends.”