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FaithScripture Reflections
Kevin Jackson
A Reflection for Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent, by Kevin Jackson
Charles Taylor at a conference at Fordham University
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Charles Taylor, the Canadian philosopher and social theorist who has become one of the world’s most prominent thinkers in the last few decades, continues to influence American religious dialogues, including in the pages of 'America.'
A hand holds a smartphone with an app open on the screen
Gina Christian - OSV News
The nonprofit Catholic Laity and Clergy for Renewal recently claimed it has been legally purchasing publicly available data to assess the use of “hookup apps” by seminarians and clergy.
FaithFaith and Reason
Louis J. Cameli
We need a national eucharistic revival. However, after reviewing materials associated with the National Eucharistic Revival, I am not confident that it will accomplish what it sets out to do.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
If there is one thing that pro-life and pro-choice advocates can agree upon, it’s that the cost of having a baby is significant and often a deterrent for mothers carrying their child to term.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Thomas Reese - Religion News Service
Catholic social teaching has always acknowledged a role for government regulation of the economy. The economy is to promote the common good, not benefit owners and investors alone.
Politics & SocietyNews
Julie Asher - OSV News
The bishops urged “particular care” be taken “to protect children and adolescents, who are still maturing and who are not capable of providing informed consent” for surgical procedures or treatments such as chemical puberty blockers.
FaithScripture Reflections
Ashley McKinless
A Reflection for the Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent, by Ashley McKinless
Migrants wait to be processed after crossing the border on Jan. 6, 2023, near Yuma, Ariz. The Biden administration says it will generally deny asylum to migrants who show up at the U.S. southern border without first seeking protection in a country they passed through. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
J. Kevin Appleby
President Biden said the right things during the 2020 campaign, but his immigration policy is beginning to resemble that of Donald Trump.
FaithScripture Reflections
Kaya Oakes
A Reflection for the Solemnity of St. Joseph, by Kaya Oakes
four men sit at a table in front of a large crowd in a makeshift courtroom in the vatican museums
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Ten people are on trial in the Vatican, facing multiple charges regarding the Vatican Secretariat of State’s investment in a property on Sloane Avenue in London. The Vatican lost more than $200 million on the deal.
Inside the Vatican
President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua suspended diplomatic ties with the Vatican in what appears to be retaliation for Pope Francis’ likening his regime to “a communist dictatorship in 1917, or a Hitlerian one in 1935.”
FaithScripture Reflections
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
A Reflection for Saturday of the Third Week in Lent, by Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
A conversation with Bishop Brennan about what it’s like to switch dioceses as a bishop and the future of parish life in an era of church closings and reorganization.
a cross in between two black and white stock image heads with a blue background, the heads face away from each other
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
What is the way out of polarization? And why does that question—along with the now-commonplace observation that society suffers from deepening divisions about everything from gun control to abortion to public funding for religious schools—seem so exhausting?
Arts & CulturePoetry
Sandra Kolankiewicz
what he called my crab consciousness, merely his description for my either avoiding or digging a hole
Arts & CultureBooks
Robert Rubsam
'The Passenger' and 'Stella Maris,' Cormac McCarthy's elegiac, disputatious and deeply odd pair of new novels, offers a typically offbeat take on American culture and society.
FaithFaith in Focus
Terence Sweeney
Our task as sacristans is to attend to small acts of care in a world that is too often inattentive and careless.
FaithFaith and Reason
Nathalie Becquart
In a way, maybe we are living all together as baptized Christians in the synodal process in the same way that the council fathers at Vatican II experienced collegiality in their role as bishops.
a child reaches up to a cot mobile with computers and phones hanging from it
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Elizabeth Grace Matthew
Technology is undeniably part of our lives. But when should it be introduced to children, used in schools or integrated into their social lives?