Arts & CultureMusic
Sarah Vincent
“Montero” can offer new perspectives into the realities of Black queerness; for some, including some Catholics, it might even give a voice to their own experiences.
FaithFaith in Focus
Lucy Soucek
If the baby was born alive and they waited for the priest to make it over to the hospital, they ran the risk that the baby might die before the priest arrived to perform the sacrament of baptism.
James T. Keane
Is St. Irenaeus really a doctor, or does he just play one on TV? Does he rush to someone’s aid on an airplane? Might he collaborate with Dr. Dre?
Politics & SocietyJesuitical
On Oct. 27, 2018, 11 people attending Shabbat services were killed at the ​​Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburg. When the public’s attention moved on, journalist Mark Oppenhiemer didn’t look away.
Suspected gang members are presented to the media in San Salvador, El Salvador, in November 2020. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
El Salvador’s contemporary death squads do not engage in political liquidation. Their targets have largely been criminal suspects or innocent bystanders caught up in the violence.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
Gloria Purvis
Division Street ran through Atchison, Kan. It divided the community along racial lines until a local advocacy group, Atchison United, lobbied to change it. But some Catholics in the city resisted the effort.
Politics & SocietyYour Take
Our readers
Christopher Braun wrote an article for America, “Is violent revenge against terrorists moral? Just war theory says no.” The following responses were submitted shortly after the article was published.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
We are reminded not to be consumed with things that distract from the focus of the season of Advent.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
The feast of Christ the King is an opportunity to think about ways that we promote God’s kingdom in the world.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
The themes of power, timeliness and anticipation are prominent,
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
The readings present two women as models of living charitably, selflessly showing kindness to others.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Kathryn Simmonds
Four scaffolded years risking a fall like Adam’s
Arts & CulturePoetry
Bryce Taylor
Whether you’re pie or cider some of you will be human
Arts & CultureBooks
Ron Marasco
Beyond all its virtuosity and shine, James Merrill's writing style always had a canny, wry and often mensch-like grasp of human nature.
Arts & CultureBooks
Erika Rasmussen
Tola Rotimi Abraham is from Lagos, Nigeria. She writes this, her debut novel, with one foot placed in the intimate and communal confines of Lagos and the other inside her characters’ heads.
Arts & CultureBooks
Harry Readhead
Alex Michaelides's new novel is a taut and diligently plotted detective story, entertaining as well as readable in a single sitting.
Arts & CultureBooks
Elizabeth Grace Matthew
Emily Oster's new book wades through the data on questions relevant to many parents of school-age kids. But the book is less about the data itself and more about how to frame decisions on these topics and others in the most effective, logical and efficient way.
Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle in Portland, Ore., 2017 (Greg Wahl-Stephens/AP Images for WME Live ventures, LLC)
Arts & CultureIdeas
Anna Keating
For Catholics, the basic unit of society is the family and our local church, not the individual.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Biden’s Vatican meeting comes just a couple of weeks before U.S. bishops are expected to vote on a controversial document that could take aim at pro-choice Catholic politicians.
Nativity Mission Center, pictured here in the 1970s, was founded by the Jesuits in 1971 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The center is now part of a coalition of 49 schools across the United States that follow its model for educating underserved children. (Photo courtesy NativityMiguel Coalition.)
FaithJesuit School Spotlight
J.D. Long-García
Mr. Pérez is now the executive director of the NativityMiguel Coalition, a national network of faith-based schools that follow the Nativity model for helping children prepare for rigorous high school curricula.