Politics & Society Short Take
Mary Beth PowersNovember 30, 2020
Chuck Feeney donated the last of his fortune this year, writes Mary Beth Powers of the Catholic Medical Mission Board, and set an example for others to act now rather than later.
Faith News
In his first interview since returning to Rome, Cardinal Pell said he feels a dismayed sense of vindication as the financial mismanagement he tried to uncover in the Holy See is now being exposed.
Politics & Society Faith and Reason
Nathaniel Romano, S.J.November 30, 2020
The Trump administration’s speed-up of federal executions is bringing new scrutiny to Catholic judges. Nathaniel V. Romano, S.J., writes about the challenges facing the faithful in a pluralist political system.
Two grandparents, an older white woman and white man with grey hair, sit behind a glass or plastic screen, touching hands with two of their grandchildren, a boy and a girl, who from their profile are also light-skinned.
Politics & Society News
One present young people should ask for this Christmas is words of wisdom from older people they know.
Faith Faith in Focus
Andrew LykeNovember 30, 2020
It is important to feel guilt and shame over racism in order to overcome it.
Faith Advent Reflections
Sebastian GomesNovember 30, 2020
A Reflection for the Feast of St. Andrew
Faith News
“Prison Journal" recounts the first five months of Pell’s 404 days in solitary lockup.
America Media EventsNovember 29, 2020
A Hunger for God. A Striving for Goodness. A Passion for Justice.
Faith News
Pope Francis said the two key phrases for the Advent season were God's closeness and people's vigilance against indifference and mediocrity
Faith News
Wilton Gregory said he hopes Pope Francis will find him to be “supportive, encouraging and trustworthy” in his role as a cardinal, but his primary ministry is still to be the archbishop of Washington.
Faith Advent Reflections
America StaffNovember 27, 2020
Join America Media as we prepare for the coming of our Lord with special daily Advent reflections on The Word podcast.
Faith Faith in Focus
Jason M. BaxterNovember 27, 2020
St. Francis’ poverty was not cold and brutal but actually, in a way, worldly. It was a poverty that anyone today searching for what is real and authentic might relate to.
The image displays five photos of the five members of the prayer service's organizing committee: Moira Egan, a white woman in her 50s with dark hair (top left); Kathleen Friel, a white woman with short hair wearing glasses (top middle); Ricardo da Silva, S.J., a white man who is bald with a brown beard, wearing glasses (top right); Father John Mulreany, S.J., wearing clerical carb that is black, and glasses (bottom left); Allison Connelly, white woman, light brown hair and glasses (bottom right)
Faith GoodNews
Erika RasmussenNovember 27, 2020
An New York City parish organized a fully accessible prayer service for people with disabilities, who even in the church are often forgotten on the margins.
Arts & Culture Music
Cecilia González-AndrieuNovember 27, 2020
Roberto S. Goizueta’s 'Caminemos con Jesús' has become incarnate in singer-songwriter-theologian Tony Alonso’s new songbook.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, N.Y., are seen in this composite photo. (CNS composite/Shannon Stapleton, Reuters, and Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society News
The justices split 5-4 with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett in the majority. It was her first publicly discernible vote as a justice.
Glenn Close as Mamaw in ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (photo: Netflix)
Arts & Culture Film
John W. MillerNovember 25, 2020
Let’s unpack this critique, because how the poor are represented matters.
Tucker Redding, S.J.November 25, 2020
Listen to the new season of the Imagine podcast as we contemplate the mysteries of advent.
Faith Interviews
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 25, 2020
“The church is in the middle of a seismic change as it moves to a more synodal and discerning approach under the leadership of Pope Francis.”
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.November 25, 2020
Maybe the only prayer I can utter this Thanksgiving is: Teach me to be grateful.
Photo by Ryan Clark on Unsplash
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinNovember 25, 2020
It is okay to be sad. Rather than loathe, we lament, because we know of a better land.