Faith The Word
Join us as we offer daily scripture reflections for the entire Advent season.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 08, 2019
The congregation's task has always been “the transmission and dissemination of the faith throughout the whole world.”
Arts & Culture Film
Ryan Di CorpoDecember 07, 2019
The new film from Terrence Malick tells the dramatic story of the Austrian farmer turned conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter.
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsDecember 06, 2019
Why we need legislation to clarify the scope of executive privilege and to establish a streamlined legal process to resolve such claims.
Arts & Culture Film
Ciaran FreemanDecember 06, 2019
Waves is a film with strong film with a moving story, dynamic themes, and complex characters. But plot holes married with production missteps left me asking many questions.
Arts & Culture Books
Jon M. SweeneyDecember 06, 2019
Some last-minute gift ideas: books!
Refugees sponsored by the Vatican and the Sant’Egidio Community hold a banner supporting “Human Corridors” upon their arrival at Fiumicino airport on Dec. 4. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Politics & Society GoodNews
Since February 2016, Sant’Egidio has been able to bring 3,026 refugees into Europe using humanitarian corridors. Italy, thanks to the commitment of its episcopal conference and Protestant community, has welcomed the majority of the refugees brought in by Sant’Egidio, reaching a total of 2,448, most
A candlelit vigil against the death penalty, held outside the Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville on Dec. 16, 2016. (CNS photo/James Ramos, Texas Catholic Herald)
Politics & Society Short Take
A federal judge has placed federal executions on hold. Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and Bishop Frank J. Dewane write that we should turn back permanently from the path of death.
The Teutonic cemetery at the Vatican is seen in this 2015 file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 06, 2019
In 2015, Francis had Tomasito laid to rest in the Teutonic cemetery in the Vatican, close to the place where St. Peter was executed.
Politics & Society News
A Jesuit who works for Jesuit Refugee Service in Thailand raised the question of ministry among migrants and refugees.
Politics & Society News
The aid reached families in Berdale, a small town center of 50,000 people, including 6,000 people displaced from their homes.
Arts & Culture Theater
Jose SolísDecember 06, 2019
Theater critic Jose Solís surveys several productions of the holiday classic
Faith News
In his off-the-cuff remarks, the pope highlighted the importance of listening.
Adrienne Warren and the cast of “Tina” (photo: Manuel Harlan)
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtDecember 06, 2019
The fall season has given us three wildly different case studies in Broadway’s pop/rock hybrids.
Faith Jesuitical
JesuiticalDecember 06, 2019
The story of Catholics and the AIDS epidemic in the United States is often told as one of “gays versus the church.” But the reality was much more complicated.
Politics & Society Short Take
Thomas J. ReeseDecember 05, 2019
“As a Catholic, I resent your using the word 'hate' in a sentence that addresses me,” she said. “I don’t hate anyone.”
Jesuit Father Arturo Sosa Abascal (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellDecember 05, 2019
Father Sosa said the Society of Jesus will also seek to respond to “the concrete requests of Pope Francis” in support of his work for the renewal of the church and its structures.
Faith News
On Nov. 22, 16 migrants were found concealed in a truck on board a ferry from France to Ireland
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceDecember 05, 2019
"We also urge the national, regional and international authorities to be more active in safeguarding our peace, national unity and territorial integrity."