Faith The Word
Jaime L. WatersJanuary 21, 2021
The Gospel reminds us to treat all people, especially the sick, with dignity, care and respect.
Arts & Culture Books
Tom DeignanJanuary 21, 2021
Emma Donoghue's new novel unfolds over the course of All Hallows’ Eve, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day—with a chatty cast of priests, nuns and philosophizing orderlies running about—adding to the sanctified air.
Arts & Culture Poetry
MK PunkyJanuary 21, 2021
he pawed through his closet like a bear in a blackberry bramble
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.January 21, 2021
Read an excerpt from Fr. James Martin’s new book on prayer
President-elect Joe Biden departs St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church in Wilmington, Del., on Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Politics & Society Last Take
Tom SuozziJanuary 21, 2021
As president, Joe Biden will have to seek common ground across a wide ideological spectrum, writes Congressman Tom Suozzi of New York. His relationship with God as a Catholic will help him to do so.
Darcel Whitten-Wilamowski directs the Sister Thea Bowman, Servant of God, Mass Gospel Choir during a Black History Month Mass of thanksgiving on Feb. 16, 2020, at the Immaculate Conception Center in Douglaston, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Faith Dispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.January 21, 2021
None of the saints associated with the United States are of African descent. The Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University intends to change that, and here are six possibilities for sainthood.
Faith The Word
Jaime L. WatersJanuary 21, 2021
Today’s readings inspire us to be mindful and attuned to all of creation and the ways that we support or harm our fellow creatures.
Arts & Culture Books
Diane ScharperJanuary 21, 2021
This debut novel by 29-year-old Marieke Lucas Rijneveld won the 2020 International Booker Prize.
Arts & Culture Books
Molly CahillJanuary 21, 2021
in Barack Obama's new memoir, readers get to know a host of colorful characters who played a role in the campaign for the presidency and Obama’s first term in office.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Tim J. MyersJanuary 21, 2021
red-eared sliders who work the Rio Grande
The microplastics discovered in human placentas were much smaller, invisible to the naked eye, but they are part of a rapidly worsening pollution crisis. (iStock/pcess609)
Politics & Society Short Take
Kathleen BonnetteJanuary 21, 2021
Tiny pieces of plastic waste, already found at the top of Mount Everest and the bottom of the ocean, may now have a toehold in the human womb, writes Kathleen Bonnette.
Mary Lou Williams, third from left, with friends in her New York apartment (photo: Alamy).
Arts & Culture Music
Michael Scott AlexanderJanuary 21, 2021
Williams came to write “Mary Lou’s Mass” to capture her feeling of suffering—and its apotheosis.
Somali refugees are escorted by a United Airlines representative as they arrive at the airport on Feb. 13, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. (CNS photo/Brian Losness, Reuters)
Politics & Society Short Take
Joshua P. CohenJanuary 21, 2021
President Trump has virtually ended refugee admissions to the United States, Joshua P. Cohen writes, but Joe Biden can restore our leadership as a humanitarian nation.
Workers Justice Project Director Gonzalo Cruz, left, and organizer Juan Carlos Romero watch President Joe Biden's presidential inauguration on TV in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York. The Workers Justice Project is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that helps immigrants. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Politics & Society Short Take
J. Kevin ApplebyJanuary 21, 2021
President Joe Biden has restarted the debate over immigration with a sweeping reform bill. Passage will not be easy, but the Catholic community can help achieve a long-overdue victory.
Young women put to work at a Fe y Alegria program in Soyapango, El Salvador. The training program is one of about 20 across Central America that partner with YouthBuild, a program of Catholic Relief Services that trains young people in various work skills so they can avoid emigrating. (CNS photo/Oscar Leiva, Silverlight for Catholic Relief Services)
Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long-GarcíaJanuary 21, 2021
The Biden administration has vowed to invest $4 billion in Central America to address factors that drive immigration to the United States—economic insecurity, violence, environmental crises and government corruption.
Faith Interviews
Michael J. O’LoughlinJanuary 21, 2021
An interview with Massimo Faggioli about what to expect from the second Catholic president
Faith News
The Catholic physician and researcher Jerome Lejeune devoted his life to protecting unborn children with Down syndrome from so-called “therapeutic abortion.”
Politics & Society News
Muslims are breathing a sigh of relief after President Joe Biden's reversal of the travel ban, which has separated thousands of families since it was issued by former President Trump.
Faith News
A former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer were found guilty of money laundering and embezzling millions of euros from property sales.
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceJanuary 21, 2021
Achieving the goals involves setting policy as well as adopting legislation to limit carbon pollution, which the vast majority of climate scientists have said is the leading cause of a warming planet.