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stained glass in a church
Sonja Livingston
Most of us agree that stained glass is lovely and can elevate our experience at church. But how often do we consider the men and women who created these uplifting works of art?
Arts & CulturePoetry
Philip Metres
I'd hear my mom groan, The Messiah, again?
Juan Billarruem and Maria Bonilla play the part of Joseph and Mary seeking refuge on the night of Christ's birth during a posada at Holy Redeemer Parish in Detroit, Mich., on Dec. 19, 2001. (CNS photo by Audrey Sommers, Michigan Catholic) 
FaithLast Take
Elaine Ayala
The Christmastime sing-along and re-enactment of the Holy Family’s quest for lodging is a joyous Latino tradition that can be shared by all Catholics.
People in traditional clothes singing carols at St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, Dec 25, 2021. (iStock)
Arts & CultureMusic
Jim McDermott
How is a song used in 100 holiday ads somehow connected to Ukraine? It turns out every carol that we sing at Christmas has a story behind it, some inspiring, some strange.
black and white drawing of a globe and two hands in the michelangelo adam and god position
FaithFaith in Focus
Jill Rice
There is great comfort in knowing that in each church there were people worshiping the same God, hearing the same Gospel, striving to live out the two greatest commandments.
two people standing under an awning with an lgbt catholics of new jersey sign in front of them
FaithFaith in Focus
Christine Zuba
I just know that “I am,” that God made me this way, and that God made me this way for a reason.
FaithFaith and Reason
William Dailey, C.S.C.
How does religious faith affect jurisprudence? And will the sheer number of Catholics on the Supreme Court mean anything for future cases before the Court?
Ashley McKinless and Matt Malone, S.J.
Ashley McKinless
Matt Malone, S.J., sat down with executive editor Ashley McKinless for a final interview to discuss his ten years as editor.
Major companies are now expanding benefits to include travel to Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics (such as this facility in Baltimore) but have been slower to expand paid parental leave. (CNS photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Terrisa BukovinacXavier Bisits
More employers are promising to cover the costs of getting an abortion. They do not seem as eager to to expand paid parental leave and other benefits for workers who want children.
men in military uniform on the no mans land in world war 1
The Editors
For the Christian, hope is the virtue that lives where optimism claims to abide: trust in the assurance of God’s fidelity and the belief that we can participate in God’s faithful action in the world.
sebastian gomes stands next to a man who is featured in the people of god video. they stand in front of a plywood-boarded up church entrance. sebastian wears a red shirt, the man an orange one
FaithYour Take
Our readers
In October, America Media released a groundbreaking documentary meant to deepen the ongoing conversation about the Catholic Church in the United States.
men sitting around a table editing the america magazine, circa 1950
FaithOf Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Through all the triumphs and tragedies of the church in its American pilgrimage, we kept the faith; we helped others to find their faith again.
cardinal sean o'malley of boston leads a walk to end abuse in a 2021 file photo
Politics & SocietyNews
Brian Witte - Associated Press
The attorney general's report summarizes the sexual abuse and physical torture perpetrated by 158 priests and the Archdiocese’s response to that abuse.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
Let us all pause to imagine Donald J. Trump saying, “I can only ask your forgiveness” to anyone.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Describing herself as “a devout Catholic” and invoking the prayer of St. Francis, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that she will not seek a Democratic leadership post in the next Congress.
Two Jesuits speaking
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
Disagreement gets a bad rap nowadays. Why?
FaithShort Take
Kerry Weber
The way we talk about the liturgy matters, and to describe something as “irreverent” assumes a level of malicious intent on the part of worshipers that other terms do not.
Inside the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Father Martin joins hosts Colleen Dulle and Gerard O’Connell to discuss his meeting with the pope, which focused mostly on ministry to LGBT Catholics.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, speaks during a news conference, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019 in New York.
Politics & SocietyNews
David Crary - Associated Press
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are opposed to the bill—even with a newly added amendment aimed at attracting Republican support—saying it is a dire threat to religious liberty.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The appointment of Gleison De Paula Souza as secretary means that now three out of the four senior positions of responsibility at the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life are held by laypeople.