FaithFaith and Reason
Jessica Coblentz
My students at a Catholic women's college have taught me—and can teach the rest of the church—a great deal about living in a church marred by the scandal of sexual abuse by clergy.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Don Clemmer
As the U.S. bishops’ conference discerns a path forward, veterans cite legacy of work for the common good
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Eduardo Campos Lima
In a region of vast distances, weak infrastructure and a relatively small number of priests, religious and laywomen like Sister Laura are the mainstay of Catholic spirituality.
Usher Gene Johann uses a collection basket during Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Rocky Point, N.Y., in 2018. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
America Staff
A likely increase in 2021 charitable giving is being driven by two factors: increasing financial security and a “heightened sense of people’s needs in the philanthropic marketplace” because of the continuing Covid-19 crisis.
Sister Romana Uzodimma, a Sister of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, distributes food at Catholic Charities' Spanish Catholic Center in Washington on July 15, 2020. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)
FaithDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Catholic ministries face an uncertain financial future as religiosity decreases among younger Americans—including, perhaps, descendants of prominent Catholic philanthropic leaders.
FaithEditorials
The Editors
The disagreements we have in the Catholic Church in the United States around the Eucharist are largely about discipline, not doctrine.
Pope Francis raises the monstrance during eucharistic adoration at the end of Mass in the chapel of his Vatican residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, May 5, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithShort Take
Austen Ivereigh
You don’t dialogue with the devil. But if you’re the pope, you might choose to call out the devil’s work.
FaithOf Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Last month, I informed the board of directors of America Media that I will step down as the president and editor in chief at the end of 2022.
Politics & SocietyNews
Jack Jenkins - Religion News Service
The prelate who oversees Catholics in the U.S. military issued a statement Tuesday supporting service members who have refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on religious grounds.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Daniel Lipinski
I was one of the last pro-Life Democrats in Congress. Extreme partisan division may have cost me my seat—but it could cost the country even more.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Marie Glancy O’Shea
Both the heroes and villains of “Ted Lasso” remain quite ordinary. And it is the show’s portrayal of that daily reckoning with good and evil, those small temptations, that make it easy to relate to.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
In itself, suffering is never a good thing. But if someone we love is suffering, then we want our share of it.
FaithNews
Catholic News Service
Sister Megan Rice, whose yearslong crusade against nuclear weapons included serving two years behind bars for a felony, died Oct. 10 at the Rosemont residence of her religious order.
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael Kunzelman - Associated Press
Baltimore city officials can’t ban a conservative Roman Catholic media outlet from holding a prayer rally at a city-owned pavilion during a U.S. bishops’ meeting next month, a federal judge has ruled.
FaithNews
Pope Francis
How many errors have been made in the history of evangelization by seeking to impose a single cultural model! Uniformity as a rule of life is not Christian! Unity yes, uniformity no!
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Today Pope Francis recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul I, opening the door to his beatification.
The faithful wear masks and some wear gloves as they receive Communion at the first English Mass with faithful present at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
Politics & SocietyNews
Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
The Pew Research Center found that 82 percent of Catholic adults said they were at least partially vaccinated as of August—including 86 percent of Latino Catholics and 79 percent of white Catholics.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Jonathan Franzen remains among the select few novelists who can vie for a Pulitzer Prize and the top spot on best-seller lists every time out of the gate. His new novel might win him both.
FaithFaith in Focus
Amelia Jarecke
I spent three days with three 23-year-old volunteers in Kansas City during the second to last week of their service year to understand why they joined J.V.C., how the year shaped them and what role their Catholic faith played in their lives.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In his first public lecture as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Archbishop Arthur Roche left no doubt as to the direction the congregation will take under his leadership.