Faith Features
Rachel LuSeptember 18, 2020
It is some comfort to recall that Catholics have already survived many difficult periods like our own.
Faith The Word
Jaime L. WatersSeptember 18, 2020
The parable of the wedding banquet provides insights into how to enter and remain in the kingdom of heaven.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Kay BellSeptember 18, 2020
& you know how hard I’ve tried to not disappoint you
Faith Jesuitical
JesuiticalSeptember 18, 2020
A conversation with NPR’s Scott Detrow and the hosts of Jesuitical.
Politics & Society Your Take
Matt Malone, S.J.September 17, 2020
Join the editor in chief of America magazine for a conversation in the comments section on Friday, Sept. 18, 1 to 2 p.m. ET, about the magazine’s coverage of this historic election.
Politics & Society News
The sexual abuse trial of Piero Alfio Capuana, the lay leader of the 5,000-member Catholic Culture and Environment Association, began in this small Sicilian city on Tuesday (Sept. 15), three years after the abuse allegedly took place.
People displaced from the destroyed Moria refugee camp sit by fires along a road on the Greek island of Lesbos Sept. 15, 2020. The camp, which was mostly destroyed in fires Sept. 9, was home to at least 12,000 people, six times its maximum capacity of just over 2,000 asylum-seekers. (CNS photo/Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
The overcrowded, underequipped Camp Moria, had an official capacity for just 2,800. Its population had been as high as 20,000 refugees, a number reduced to about 12,000 at the time of the fires.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceSeptember 17, 2020
The pastoral, which is in English and Spanish, is titled "Transformed by Hope, Let Us Rebuild Our Tomorrow!" and addressed to all the people of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Politics & Society News
Catholic bishops and diocesan tribunals are making steady progress in implementing Pope Francis' reforms to make the annulment process quicker, but it is taking longer to achieve the pope's goal of making the process less expensive for couples.
Politics & Society News
Euthanasia legislation is headed for the Spanish Senate and, if passed, it would be a defeat for human dignity and would affirm a self-centered view of life that proposes death as a solution to one's problems, the Spanish bishops' conference said.
A voter in Louisville, Ky., completes his ballot for his state’s primary election, held on June 23. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David SullivanSeptember 17, 2020
Even small shifts in the Catholic vote, which covers a lot of ground both geographically and ideologically, could make the difference in the presidential election, writes Robert David Sullivan.
President Donald Trump arrives to deliver remarks about judicial appointments at the White House in Washington Sept. 9, 2020 (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters).
Politics & Society Short Take
Teresa S. CollettSeptember 17, 2020
As a Catholic who embraces the church’s teaching on the innate value of every human life, the importance of public order and the need for mercy to temper justice, I am very comfortable supporting the reelection of our president.
Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican Sept. 16, 2020. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 17, 2020
Mara Grassi told Pope Francis, “We wish to create a bridge to the church so that the church too can change its way of looking at our children, no longer excluding them but fully welcoming them.”
Politics & Society Faith and Reason
John CarrSeptember 17, 2020
John Carr explains how, applying the principles of “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” he decided to vote for Biden and against Trump in the 2020 election.
Demonstrators are seen near the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Ind., to show their opposition to the death penalty July 13, 2020. (CNS photo/Bryan Woolston, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Erika RasmussenSeptember 16, 2020
Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy: “The death penalty serves as a sort of litmus test for how our nation is making progress to either dismantle or uphold racism.”
Politics & Society News
A Pew Research Center study released in September shows that teens' religious practice is less than that of their parents. The lessened observance cuts across all denominational lines.
Politics & Society News
Four Catholic thinkers, including Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark, New Jersey, helped unpack some of the thought processes and frameworks that ought to be going on in the mind of Catholic voters as the U.S. approaches the Nov. 3 presidential election.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 16, 2020
“Fratelli tutti,” the title of Pope Francis’s new encyclical is to be understood as including both men and women, the Vatican stated today in a front-page editorial in L’Osservatore Romano, its daily newspaper, headlined “an encyclical for all brothers and sisters.”
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinSeptember 16, 2020
Never presume that you are one of the early hires and that Jesus offers his parable only to curb your jealousy of late arrivals. No, we all come so late in the day.
Robert Pattinson as Preston Teagardin in ‘The Devil All the Time’ (photo Cr. Glen Wilson/Netflix © 2020)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonSeptember 16, 2020
“The Devil All the Time” is a story of fathers and sons, serial killers, religious frauds and fundamentalist lunatics.