Faith News
Catholic News ServiceJanuary 20, 2020
Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops their job is to step back from partisan politics and help their faithful discern based on values.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.January 20, 2020
Sometimes what God wants to offer you isn’t some great insight or moving memory or heartfelt desire, but something simpler: a feeling of calm and peace.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 20, 2020
Pope Francis firmly condemned “every form of anti-Semitism” on the eve of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Pope Francis welcomes Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi to the Vatican Jan. 17, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 17, 2020
The Vatican revealed that the pope and president discussed “the good existing bilateral relations” between the Holy See and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and expressed “satisfaction” at the ratification of the framework agreement between the two countries on matters of mutual interest.
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Arts & Culture Film
Jake MartinJanuary 17, 2020
“Joker” is more than just another comic book film. It has hit a nerve with an already nervous American public.
America StaffJanuary 17, 2020
Rev. Matthew F. Malone, S.J., president and editor in chief of America Media, announced today the appointment of Traug Keller as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mr. Keller currently serves as senior vice president of ESPN, the global sports network, which announced his
Politics & Society News
This year, the Christian watchdog organization is highlighting the “rise of the surveillance state” and its impact on Christians and Muslims in China along with its 2019 World Watch List, released Wednesday (Jan. 15).
Politics & Society News
Fifty years after a Catholic lay group protested for the rights of Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles, the people who participated then reflect today on how far the Church still needs to go in pastoral outreach to the poor and disadvantaged.
Faith News
In a separate proposed rule, the administration aims to protect the rights of religious student groups at public universities, giving them equal treatment with secular student groups.
Faith News
The report, which had limited details, included allegations of sexual misconduct involving vulnerable adults or those younger than 18 and viewing child pornography.
Scene from "The Trojan Women" at La MaMa Experimental Theater Club
Arts & Culture Theater
Deniz DemirerJanuary 17, 2020
Since 1975, a touring production of “The Trojan Women” staged by New York’s La MaMa Experimental Theater Club has played in more than 30 countries.
Faith Short Take
Angelo Jesus CantaJanuary 17, 2020
Most parish bulletins look like someone’s junk drawer, writes Angelo Jesus Canta, but there are easy ways to make them more inviting to readers.
Jude Law and John Malkovich in “The New Pope” (photo: HBO)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJanuary 17, 2020
A TV review is not, perhaps, the forum to determine that, but it should be noted that God is ever present.
Faith Faith in Focus
Derek BrownJanuary 17, 2020
Does faith belong on a barstool? It turns out the answer is yes.
Faith Jesuitical
JesuiticalJanuary 17, 2020
There is still much that remains unknown about the enslaved people owned, rented and borrowed by the Catholic Church.
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of Saint Louis, center, offers the sign of peace to Bishop William M. Joensen Des Moines, Iowa, as U.S. bishops from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska concelebrate Mass in the crypt of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 16, 2020. The bishops were making their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican to report on the status of their dioceses to the pope and Vatican officials. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceJanuary 16, 2020
Protecting human life is the "preeminent" social and political issue, Pope Francis said.
A Catholic school classroom in Phoenix, Ariz., gets down to work. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Faith News Analysis
Ellen K. BoegelJanuary 16, 2020
Disputes regarding the enforcement of hair grooming standards at religious schools require application of fundamental church-and-state principles that are unique to the United States.
A bronze statue of Joan of Arc in the public space outside Reims Cathedral in France. (iStock/lucentius)
Faith Short Take
Mark AlpertJanuary 16, 2020
The far-right nationalists who have used Joan of Arc as a symbol are missing her significance, writes the author of the novel “Saint Joan of New York.”
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceJanuary 16, 2020
The agreement signed on January 13 by the political leaders of South Sudan could bolster the chances of a papal visit to that conflict-ridden country.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceJanuary 16, 2020
The Catholic Church in the Central African Republic are calling upon all political leaders to work toward more open democracy and government.