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Two people hug reunited in front of a wall
FaithScripture Reflections
Cristobal Spielmann
We should focus on what today’s reading outlines as a uniter, that being a sanctuary under God.
Israelis protest against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's judicial overhaul plan outside the parliament in Jerusalem, Monday, March 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Judith Sudilovsky
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have been coming out into the streets for the past three months in escalating pro-democracy protests against the most politically and religiously extreme right-wing government Israel has ever had.
Pope Francis waving to the crowd in front of a depiction of Che Guevera in Havana, Cuba
Arts & CultureFilm
Ryan Di Corpo
Ahead of the U.S. theatrical release of “In Viaggio: The Travels of Pope Francis,” America spoke with Gianfranco Rosi about his ideas for the documentary and how the film is a modern-day Stations of the Cross.
pope francis greets medical workers in a hospital in 2021
FaithFaith in Focus
Molly Cahill
I was pleasantly surprised to realize that amid all the polarization and turmoil found online among Catholics, we can still come together to pray for an old man who happens to be our pope.
A boat on the Sea of Galilee
FaithScripture Reflections
Zac Davis
A Reflection for Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent, by Zac Davis
Cardinal preaches to Roman Curia in Lent in Vatican audience hall.
Justin McLellan – Catholic News Service
“If those full seminaries had forged holy pastors, and the traditional formation imparted to them (were) solid and true, we wouldn’t have to mourn so many scandals today,” Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, said.
Sister Jean discusses Loyola’s magical Final Four run, why she loves being around young people and where she believes the Catholic Church is headed.
Saint Augustine and Saint Monica depicted in stained glass
FaithFaith in Focus
Jill Rice
The St. Monica Ministry is composed mostly of mothers but welcomes anyone who wishes to meet regularly to pray for people who have left the Catholic Church.
pope francis greets a baby held by his mother
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The director of the Vatican press office, Matteo Bruni, said that “last evening, Pope Francis had dinner, eating a pizza, together with those who have assisted him in these days in hospital.”
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJustin McLellan – Catholic News Service
More than 24 hours after he entered the hospital, Pope Francis’ doctors reported a “marked improvement” in his condition, which they attributed to treatment with intravenous antibiotics.
the pope is seated facing away from the camera in front, facing a crowd of people in business clothes who represent artificial intelligence and tech industry leaders
Inside the Vatican
On “Inside the Vatican” this week, Ricardo da Silva, S.J., and Gerard O’Connell look at the viral image of the pope in a puffer jacket, which led to a conversation on Vatican responses to A.I.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Terence Sweeney
These trends should prompt an examen among Catholic educators. Do our schools lead people to drift from religion to money, from community engagement to private enrichment?
A Catholic nun speaks into a microphone
Meagan Saliashvili
Becquart has been traveling the globe in recent weeks as an ambassador for the Synod on Synodality, planned for October in Rome.
Two hands reaching out to each other
FaithScripture Reflections
Samantha Richardson
A Reflection for Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent, by Samantha Richardson
sean o'malley speaks wearing a franciscan robe at a lectern with a flag behind him
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley expressed his surprise, disappointment and disagreement with statements challenging the commission’s effectiveness made by Father Hans Zollner.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has asked the doctors not to give public reports on his health condition, as he does not want to dramatize his state of health.
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
A Vatican statement said the 15th-century papal bulls, or decrees, “did not adequately reflect the equal dignity and rights of indigenous peoples” and have never been considered expressions of the Catholic faith.
an image of pope francis standing with hands closed in prayer against a red background
FaithFaith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.
As Francis faces this new illness, help the doctors and nurses who care for him, help him to bear any pain with grace and help him to heal quickly.
The Agony in the Garden: Jesus prays as the disciples sleep below him.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
A Homily for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, by Father Terrance Klein
Priest holding palms
FaithThe Word
Victor Cancino, S.J.
April 2, 2023, Palm Sunday: As the church enters into Holy Week, the faithful endure and relive the passion narrative of Christ.