Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Archbishop Di Noia: Pope Francis “fearlessly hits the nail on the head: the TLM (Traditional Latin Mass) movement has hijacked the initiatives of St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI to its own ends.”
Kevin Clarke
The latest incident occurred on July 19, when firefighters responded to reports of a fire at 3:30 a.m. at the St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Surrey, British Columbia. The church was completely destroyed.
FaithFaith in Focus
Sarah Sparks
If the Latin Mass that I attend currently were to cease, I would be back to square one for determining which aspects of myself I am willing to sacrifice on Sunday.
Father Stephen Saffron, parish administrator, elevates the Eucharist during a traditional Latin Mass July 18, 2021, at St. Josaphat Church in the Queens borough of New York City. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
FaithShort Take
James Martin, S.J.
Father James Martin analyzes Pope Francis’ new decree.
FaithFaith in Focus
Amelia Jarecke
The confrontational stranger who reminded me of the wages of sin probably had my best interest at heart.
Jesse Bogman - Associated Press
The Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton, one of the few African American bishops in the Roman Catholic Church, rarely talks to the press. He recently agreed to visit at length with the Post-Dispatch. The topic was his new book, “The Church and the Racial Divide.”
Maria Wiering - Catholic News Service
A number of other U.S. bishops told their priests who celebrate the Mass in the extraordinary form and their parishes that already are allowed to have the celebration of this Mass that they can continue to do so while they further study the document.
FaithFaith in Focus
Zac Davis
The Latin Mass gave me a hunger for beauty and a reverence for the sacred. It also made me bitter and arrogant.
From left: Swimmer Katie Ledecky (Rob Schumacher, USA TODAY Sports via Reuters); long-distance runner Molly Seidel (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters); Mariel Zagunis (Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters) and gymnast Simone Biles (Dylan Martinez, Reuters). Illustration by America staff.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Grace DoerflerAmelia JareckeChloe Gunther
As Team U.S.A. heads to Tokyo, keep an eye on these athletes and all of the Olympians whose faith inspires them in competition.
Politics & SocietyNews
Luis Andres Henao and Jessie Wardarski - Associated Press
The dead include an Italian parish priest who brought the cinema to his small town in the 1950s; a beloved New York pastor who ministered to teens and the homeless; a nun in India who traveled home to bury her father after he died from COVID-19 only to contract the virus herself.
Arts & CultureFilm
America Staff
A simple, well-told story can bear some of the most profound truths.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Grace Doerfler
Mr. Castón said he is committed to using this opportunity to be a voice for the residents of his district. “I want to magnify the humanity of the men and the women that I represent.”
James T. Keane
What exactly are we talking about when we talk about “the Latin Mass”?
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has revoked the faculty given by his predecessors that allowed any Catholic priest of the Latin Rite to celebrate the Tridentine Mass.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
Today’s readings challenge us to think about how we react to complex and difficult matters.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
As the world is filled with much suffering, we are called to action.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
Mary’s song offers us a model for how to pray.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
Treating one another with dignity and respect are conditions of an authentic imitation of God.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
When Jesus offered bread and fish to the multitudes, he modeled behavior that we are called to emulate
Arts & CulturePoetry
Jeffrey Thomson
Because Francis demanded poverty, after all