Faith Podcasts
Tucker Redding, S.J. guides listeners through contemplative prayer in this 10-part limited series "Imagine: A Guide to Jesuit Prayer."
Pope Francis touches a Marian icon as he leaves at the end of a vigil, ahead of Pentecost Sunday, at the Vatican June 8, 2019. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Austen IvereighMay 30, 2020
The pope’s message poses a sharp challenge to a movement known more for personal conversion and evangelization than practical mercy.
A woman in Minneapolis expresses her anger and frustration on May 28, at the site where George Floyd was pinned down on May 25 by a police officer; he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)
Politics & Society News
"Indifference is not an option," said the chairmen of seven committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. They stated "unequivocally" that "racism is a life issue."
Pope Francis prays after leading the recitation of the rosary during a prayer service at the Lourdes grotto in the Vatican Gardens on May 30. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith News
Pope Francis led the recitation of rosary and asked Mary to intercede to save the world from the pandemic in the Vatican Gardens at a replica of the grotto at Lourdes, France.
A cleric wears a mask as Pope Francis leads the recitation of the rosary during a prayer service at the Lourdes grotto in the Vatican Gardens on May 30. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellMay 30, 2020
Writing to priests in Rome and across the world, Pope Francis offered encouragement but warned against the ‘temptation’ to ignore the wounds of the pandemic. America correspondent Gerry O’Connell reports from the Vatican.
achel Perez of Minneapolis is pictured May 28, 2020, with injuries sustained from rubber bullets during protests while standing a distance from a burning vehicle at the parking lot of a Target store. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeMay 29, 2020
“We cannot turn a blind eye to these atrocities and yet still try to profess to respect every human life,” the bishops said. “We serve a God of love, mercy, and justice.”
Arts & Culture Television
Isabelle SenechalMay 29, 2020
“Mrs. America” is the best political drama on television right now, and perhaps the greatest feminocentric period piece to date.
A protestor in Minneapolis gestures near National Guard members on May 29, 2020, arriving in the aftermath of a protest over the death of George Floyd, an African American, while in the custody of a white police officer. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters) 
Politics & Society News
"Until we take the human dignity of each and every person—regardless of the circumstances of their lives—serious(ly), there will continue to be a loss of life due to racism," Bishop Shelton T. Fabre said.
Faith Faith in Focus
Come, Holy Spirit, to our suffering world, sick with a killing virus and everywhere threatened with silent death.
Protesters walk past a line of police in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd in police custody Monday in Minneapolis. (Barbara J. Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
Politics & Society Short Take
Olga SeguraMay 29, 2020
Black and brown Americans continue to speak out against police misconduct and pervasive racism across the United States, writes Olga Segura. The church has an opportunity to show that it is listening.
Politics & Society News
The coronavirus pandemic has greatly affected the nation's economic health, leading some to wonder how it can be dealt with.
Arts & Culture Television
John AndersonMay 29, 2020
One of the basics of comedy is the element of surprise, and Hannah Gadsby’s “Nanette” surprised us by not being comedy.
Politics & Society News
The Catholic peace organization said it stands "in solidarity with our siblings in Minneapolis who are protesting white supremacy with their voices and their bodies, and we recommit ourselves to working to dismantle systemic racism in all its forms."
Politics & Society News
The closure of the museums dealt a major financial blow to the Vatican; more than 6 million people visit the museums each year, generating an income of more than $100 million.
Faith Jesuitical
JesuiticalMay 29, 2020
A conversation with The Atlantic’s Emma Green.
Arts & Culture Books
How can Christian faith be made sensible to our contemporaries?
Arts & Culture Books
Jon M. SweeneyMay 29, 2020
A spy story that sounds like a novel, but it true to life.
Faith The Word
Jaime L. WatersMay 29, 2020
Despite their ominous tone, the readings encourage trust and belief in God.
Memorial of Ludwig van Beethoven in Vienna (photo: iStock)
Arts & Culture Music
Benjamin IvryMay 29, 2020
For a solution, it is best to experience how Beethoven’s works sound.
Politics & Society Features
John W. MillerMay 29, 2020
How to expand health coverage while containing costs is one of the great unanswered questions in American politics.