Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari, co-founder and former editor of La Repubblica, speaks on Italian television Feb. 1, 2015 (CNS photo/Cristiano Minichiello, AFG). 
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellAugust 02, 2020
The only reports of Mr. Scalfari’s long conversations with Francis have come from the elderly journalist, who does not record or take notes.
Arts & Culture Film
John DoughertyJuly 31, 2020
For young Catholics, puberty can feel like a minefield where one wrong sexually-charged step could have everlasting consequences.
Brendon Busse, S.J., center, celebrates a Mass at Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles on June 20 for hospitality workers to view online. (Courtesy Unite Here Local 11)
Politics & Society News
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 31, 2020
For many in the hospitality industry, writes J.D. Long-García, the lingering pandemic means no job, unpaid bills and even imminent homelessness.
Politics & Society News
Canadian Cardinal Michael Czerny: “We had to be as shocked and stuck” during lockdown before “our eyes began to open.”
Politics & Society News
Fifteen members of the Nava family across five households tested positive for COVID-19 after a teenage niece had been visiting family members while unknowingly infected.
Politics & Society News
“Democracy can be one of the victims of the pandemic if we do not take care with our political condition,” Father Arturo Sosa told Vatican News. “Many governments—including so-called democratic governments—are taking the path of authoritarianism.”
Politics & Society News
In a draft of a letter to be presented to the executive committee of the bishops’ conference, more than 150 bishops accuse the federal government of “inaction and omission” in combating the coronavirus pandemic and of “inability and incapacity” to face the crisis.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Tawanda KaromboJuly 30, 2020
There are more young girls selling their bodies as Zimbabwe’s economic difficulties continue, in a broad collapse now exacerbated by the pandemic. The city is experiencing a spike in social vices like child prostitution and domestic violence.
Faith News
As the Sept. 30, 2019, deadline for filing the forms approached, program administrators reported a surge in claims, which totaled 616 as of May 30 of this year. Of those, “the overwhelming majority” have been “meritorious.”
Former President Barack Obama, addresses the service during the funeral for the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, July 30. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)
Politics & Society News
John Lewis was “a man of pure joy and unbreakable perseverance," former President Barack Obama said during a fiery speech.
Politics & Society News
In its recent report, the U.S.-based International Committee on Nigeria called for U.S. intervention after a terrorist group executed five men abducted while providing assistance in northeastern Nigeria.
Politics & Society News
Novices and women religious, especially those who have been assigned to a country where they don’t know the language, can be particularly vulnerable to abuses of power and conscience by superiors, and sexual abuse by their formators, said an article in “La Civilta Cattolica.”
Politics & Society News
Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento, California, said the administration’s action, announced July 28 in a memo issued by the Department of Homeland Security, was “irresponsible and recalcitrant.”
A Lebanese woman lights a candle in front of a portrait of Italian Jesuit priest, Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, at the St. Joseph Church in Beirut, Lebanon, in July 2015. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Faith News
“My appeal is not to forget about Syria,” said Immacolata Dall’Oglio, sister of the Rev. Paolo Dall’Oglio, who went missing in Syria on July 29, 2013.
Cardinal Gerald C. Lacroix of Quebec is pictured at the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Quebec Dec. 29, 2019. (CNS photo/Philippe Vaillancourt, Presence)
Faith News
Gerard O’ConnellJuly 30, 2020
Cardinal Lacroix explained that he decided to speak out because, as the government slowly seeks to reopen society following coronavirus lockdowns, “millions of believers from the different faith communities in the province of Quebec feel betrayed, ignored, by the authorities."
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Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinJuly 29, 2020
We like to fancy ourselves as free from an enveloping world.
Faith Faith and Reason
The ministerial exception gives Catholics the freedom to self-govern—not an excuse for discrimination
Politics & Society News
As the nation continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, university life is cautiously stepping back into the fray of bringing students, faculty and staff members back together under extreme restrictions.