Arts & CultureBooks
Renée Darline Roden
"Writing means being overheard," writes Zadie Smith in her new book.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Amit Majmudar
Our parents perished in beeping rooms, Their funerals pixellated: freezing:
Arts & CulturePoetry
John Corgan
saved from the slaughter by that elect and exile people
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
The readings remind us of requirements that come with membership in a community of faith.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
As we try to recover from years of lies and their effects, we must all come to grips with reality.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
As we near the end of Lent, today we hear of a more intimate covenant with God.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
Many people who walked with Jesus are unnamed in the Gospels. They offer us models for living as Christian witnesses.
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FaithLast Take
Nichole M. Flores
In the past, one “discordant” homily could make me consider finding another parish. Now, I can ponder, discern and pray instead of feeling the urge to assert, fight and win.
FaithNews
Associated Press
The Vatican is taking Pope Francis’ pro-vaccine stance very seriously: Any Vatican employee who refuses to get a coronavirus shot without a valid medical reason risks being fired.
FaithFaith in Focus
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
To help you begin your Lenten retreat, we’ve collected messages of encouragement from the shepherds of the Catholic Church in the United States and beyond.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
After Pascal’s death, a note, written in his own hand, was discovered, sewn into the lining of his coat. He felt compelled to record the moment when the God about whom one might speculate became his living God.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
Jesuit economist: We should think of a minimum wage hike as a tool to increase investment and sustain a post-Covid recovery.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jeremy McLellan
A Catholic comedian explains Lent, Ramadan and the ways we prove our piety.
FaithPope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
Lent is a humble descent both inwards and towards others. It is about realizing that salvation is not an ascent to glory, but a descent in love.
FaithPodcasts
Inside the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” host Colleen Dulle and Gerard O’Connell look at the challenges facing Pope Francis' scheduled trip to Iraq.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
We have a cycling liturgical year because the truths of our faith are larger than we can receive all at once. Perhaps ashes say it best, but even they can’t say it all, not all at once.
FaithLent Reflections
James Martin, S.J.
Metanoia is deeper than repentance. It’s a wholesale turning around, a re-orientation of everything.
A woman wrapped in a blanket crosses the street near downtown Dallas, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Temperatures dropped into the single digits as snow shut down air travel and grocery stores. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Rolling blackouts and more bad weather on the way have most Texans hunkering down under blankets and trying to stay as warm. Conditions on both sides of the border were challenging.
FaithNews
Catholic Standard Staff
Cardinal Gregory and Roker also discussed how the cardinal would interact with President Joe Biden as a Catholic in his archdiocese.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Benjamin Ivry
A prominent figure in United Nations efforts to help women in Africa escape poverty, Margaret Snyder was inspired by her parents and by Catholic mentors from her hometown.