Rosalind Russell as Hildy Johnson in ‘His Girl Friday’; Marty Baron, formerly of the Washington Post; and Steve Novotney, a newspaper entrepreuner in West Virginia (photos: Alamy, AP, and John W. Miller) 
Politics & SocietyThe Moral Economy
John W. Miller
Journalism gets attention when it breaks big stories about institutions like Enron and the Catholic Church. But they can only do that work if they are consistently read — and broadly trusted.
FaithNews
David Crary - Associated Press
A new document, if approved, would make clear the USCCB’s view that Biden and other Catholic public figures with similar viewpoints should not present themselves for Communion.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Pope Francis
The methods of meditation are paths to travel to arrive at the encounter with Jesus, but if you stop on the road, you will make a “god” out of the path.
FaithNews
Claire Giangravé - Religion News ServiceFrederick Nzwili - Religion News Service
Some have suggested that the attack may have been a warning for the Catholic Church to keep out of the political disputes in South Sudan.
Arts & CultureArchitecture
Nicholas D. Sawicki
The Rambusch company has been a leader in secular and liturgical design for nearly 125 years. We asked two generations of Rambusches how to renew a church without dividing a parish.
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service
As Catholic colleges grapple with how to reopen in the fall, many are already saying they will require their students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and some schools are also mandating that staff members be vaccinated.
Politics & SocietyNews
David Agren - Catholic News Service
The tough psychological situation confronting migrants started prior to the inauguration of President Joe Biden in January, but it has continued under his administration.
FaithNews Analysis
Robert David Sullivan
About two-thirds of white U.S. Catholics are accepting of the Covid vaccine—a higher rate than any religious group other than Jews. But it is unclear whether the high vaccination rate is a matter of faith or of demographics.
Exhausted workers, who bring dead bodies for cremation, sit on the rear step of an ambulance inside a crematorium, in New Delhi, India, on April 24. Delhi has been cremating so many bodies of coronavirus victims that authorities are getting requests to start cutting down trees in city parks, as a second record surge has brought India's tattered healthcare system to its knees. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
In one diocese nine priests and two women religious have been lost to Covid-19 just in April. The deceased clergy include four Jesuits.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Francis shocked the world when he traveled to Iraq earlier this year despite the ongoing pandemic. And the 84-year-old pope hopes to visit several more countries in the second half of 2021.
FaithNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
“Be poor like the holy, faithful people of God are poor,” he told nine men just before ordaining them to the priesthood for the Diocese of Rome. “Don't be climbers” seeking some kind of “ecclesiastical career.”
Catholic elementary and secondary schools serve 61.7 million children globally, with an additional 6.5 million students enrolled in Catholic higher education.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Quentin Wodon
The right to an education should respect parental priorities for what values should be learned in school, writes Quentin Wodon of the Global Catholic Education project, and that means school choice.
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
“Brothers and sisters, let us all ask ourselves about this umpteenth tragedy. It is a shameful moment.”
Arts & CultureFilm
Zoe Ramushu
This feature film shot in Lesotho is the small landlocked country’s first submission to the Oscars in the category of Best International Feature Film.
‘Collective’ joins the ranks of great films about investigative journalism (photo: IMDB)
Arts & CultureFilm
Ryan Di Corpo
The 2020 nominees for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature showcase a wide array of topics, from the injustices of incarceration to the blossoming friendship between a man and an octopus.
Politics & SocietyFaith in Focus
Bruce Wilkinson
In 1980, I was pulled over at night after a cop saw me pass his parked car. I could have been another Daunte Wright—if there hadn’t been two white men in my car.
FaithFaith in Focus
Gregory Hillis
When Brother Frederic Collins arrived at the abbey of Gethsemani, he was a product of his upbringing. A businessman with a degree in business, he was uncritical of U.S. free-market capitalism. Then he met Merton.
The genocide of Christians in the Middle East continues to this day, as seen in Azerbaijan’s occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region with an Armenian majority. In this photo, men look at the ruins of a house in the city of Stepanakert on Oct. 17, 2020. (CNS photo/Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Alex GalitskySteven Howard
Formally recognizing the genocide of Armenians is not just a matter of history, write Alex Galitsky and Steven Howard. It is a necessary first step in confronting Turkey over its present-day human rights abuses.
Homeless camp set up in park in middle of University Avenue in downtown Toronto by the Court House during Covid-19 pandemic on April 3, 2020.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Dean Dettloff
When some people without housing opted to sleep outside in tents rather than accept the heightened risk at the shelters, 28-year-old carpenter Khaleel Seivwright came up with a creative solution to help them.
FaithJesuitical
Jesuitical
This week on Jesuitical, Zac and Ashley talk with Nathan Schneider about the legacy of Occupy Wall Street 10 years later and his friendship with the Jesuit priest and activist, Dan Berrigan.