America Media EventsNovember 12, 2020
Join America Media and the Order of Malta’s Mission to the United Nations for an event commemorating the fourth World Day of the Poor on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12 on EST.
Politics & Society News
Molly CahillOctober 26, 2020
The water was found in the Clavius Crater. So who was Christopher Clavius, S.J., and why is there a crater on the moon named after him?
Arts & Culture Last Take
Eileen MarkeyOctober 26, 2020
The death of renowned reporter Jim Dwyer is a loss for New York City—as well as for all the people he influenced, informed, or touched in other ways over the course of an impressive life.
Politics & Society Faith and Reason
Timothy Cusick October 26, 2020
We need to work on the grassroots level to start transforming opinions in both political parties.
Faith Faith in Focus
Erika RasmussenOctober 26, 2020
We can all prepare for a much-anticipated national election by praying this novena.
Faith Faith in Focus
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 26, 2020
For gay Catholics who remember the dark days of the AIDS epidemic, when their friends and partners were shunned by families and church leaders, the pope’s words may strike a strong emotional chord.
Faith News
“With a very grateful and humble heart, I thank Pope Francis for this appointment which will allow me to work more closely with him in caring for Christ’s Church,” Gregory said in a statement issued by the archdiocese.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 25, 2020
The new cardinals will bring the total number of cardinal electors to 128, of whom 73 will have been appointed by Pope Francis.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 24, 2020
Many are wondering after the lack of response by the Vatican to questions raised about what Pope Francis actually said about civil unions.
Politics & Society News
Saying that his parents "taught me the importance of faith and prayer from a young age," Trump went on to say that "Melania and I have gotten to visit some amazing churches and meet with great faith leaders from around the world."
Blessed Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager who used his computer programming skills to spread devotion to the Eucharist, was beatified in Assisi, Italy, Oct. 10, 2020. (CNS photo/courtesy Sainthood Cause of Carlo Acutis)
Faith Faith in Focus
Mike SeayOctober 24, 2020
Acutis’s beatification is a beacon to all those who live their lives, for better or for worse, increasingly online.
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaOctober 23, 2020
“The government doesn’t want to reunite the children with their parent...They don’t see it as their role.”
Faith Faith in Focus
Valerie SchultzOctober 23, 2020
Joe Biden made the perfect reply to a child who is sorry and shaky and demoralized and has no idea how to fix the damage caused: the recommitment to unconditional love.
Faith Dispatches
“It definitely will save lives, especially in countries where there is active persecution of L.G.B.T.Q. people.”
Arts & Culture Film
Erika RasmussenOctober 23, 2020
“Rebecca” tickles at mystery’s itch along our skin.
Police officers stop and search a bus carrying passengers around Lekki toll gate in Lagos Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Resentment lingered with the smell of charred tires Friday as Nigeria's streets were relatively calm after days of protests over police abuses, while authorities gave little acknowledgement to reports of the military killing at least 12 peaceful demonstrators earlier this week. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Patrick EgwuOctober 23, 2020
The demands of the demonstrators have quickly expanded into a broad critique of government corruption, incompetence and impunity as human rights abuses and economic malaise continues in Nigeria.
Faith Dispatches
Molly CahillOctober 23, 2020
Rebecca Christian offers a broader understanding of reproductive justice that might surprise people who only know the term from popular discourse.
Arts & Culture Television
Nicole-Ann LoboOctober 23, 2020
“Selling Sunset” paints an unapologetic portrait of our brutal capitalist culture.
Faith News
Pope Francis’ expression of openness to the idea of laws recognizing civil unions, including for gay couples, to protect their rights does not change church teaching on marriage.
Faith Jesuitical
JesuiticalOctober 23, 2020
Do “real Catholics” have to vote for Trump? That’s what Jeannie Gaffigan was hearing following her husband Jim Gaffigan’s uncharacteristically profanity-laced tirade against the president.