Robert MacDougall in “Boys State” (photo: A24) 
Arts & Culture Film
Ryan Di CorpoAugust 14, 2020
In a new award-winning documentary about Texas Boys State, democracy is fraught with conflict.
Politics & Society News
The disposition of 150 sexual abuse lawsuits against the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania depends on how the state court rules.
Arts & Culture Catholic Book Club
Kevin SpinaleAugust 14, 2020
Kevin Spinale, S.J., offers his initial thoughts on John Howard Griffin's ‘Black Like Me,’ the latest selection of the Catholic Book Club.
Politics & Society News
To show how seriously he is taking reports of sexual abuse in Poland, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Gdansk and has immediately selected a temporary administrator pending a permanent replacement.
Politics & Society News
Democrats plan to kick off their party convention next week with an interfaith service that officials say is designed to represent diverse faith communities and further the party’s theme that its presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, will “restore the soul of America.”
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinAugust 14, 2020
We use the words “mystery” and “miracle” not to say that science has been stumped but rather to express the expansive claim that an event makes upon us.
Faith Explainer
Colleen DulleAugust 14, 2020
It has been two years since the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report was published, documenting in disturbing detail at least 1,000 cases of abuse by 300 predator priests spanning seven decades.
Politics & Society News Analysis
Kamala Harris' selection as the Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee has prompted discussion about her ethnic and religious background and what it means for the future of religion in the United States.
Politics & Society Short Take
The precedent for attacking an opponent on religious grounds is more apt than you might think.
Politics & Society News
One kind of ministry, by its nature but also church mandate, shuns the limelight and remains discreet: exorcism.
Politics & Society News
A Catholic sociologist has said that if women were allowed to participate in governmental affairs in Africa, their input would have an impact on how the pandemic and its associated problems are handled.
Politics & Society News
Joe Biden’s choice of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, as his vice presidential running mate elicited broad smiles from key black Catholics. Others, though, started criticizing her record nearly as soon as the pick was publicized Aug. 11.
Faith Faith in Focus
Mike LewisAugust 13, 2020
Every conversation my mother and I had about religion drifted into an argument about Pope Francis. Being unable to talk about God with the person who gave me my faith as she lay dying was agonizing.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinAugust 12, 2020
“It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs,” Jesus told her. Yet she is not repelled by his parable. She engages it.
Politics & Society News
The 55-year-old first-term Democratic senator, whose name means “lotus” in the Sanskrit language, identifies as a Baptist as an adult and brought another faith into her life in 2014 when she married Douglas Emhoff, a Jewish attorney.
Catholic composer David Haas is shown in a concert at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines, in this 2016 photo. (CNS photo/Titopao, CC BY-SA 4.0)
Faith News
Mr. Haas has denied any wrongdoing, calling the accusations “false, reckless and offensive.”
Faith Faith in Focus
Stephanie SaldañaAugust 12, 2020
During Jerusalem’s lockdown, my family saw the Holy Land—and each other—with new eyes.
Politics & Society News
Pope Francis has warned that we must be careful not to let the pandemic lead us to indifference toward our fellow human beings.
In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
Politics & Society News Analysis
Few, if any, vice presidential candidates have had as much exposure to the world’s religions as Kamala Harris.
Faith News Analysis
The deal may protect Chinese Catholics—but it also might muffle Pope Francis’ voice on human rights.