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Arts & CulturePoetry
Kirby Michael Wright
Coyotes howl as they circle
Arts & CultureBooks
Michael T. Rizzi
In her new book, '(R)evolutionary Hope: A Spirituality of Encounter and Engagement in an Evolving World,' Kathleen Bonnette has brought St. Augustine’s philosophy into dialogue with 21st-century reality in ways that would impress even modern mindfulness gurus and internet pundits.
Arts & CultureBooks
Joseph P. Creamer
In 'The West,' Naoíse Mac Sweeney tackles the history of the idea of the West through 14 portraits of both famous (Herodotus and Gladstone) and lesser-known historical figures (Phillis Wheatley and Tullia d’Aragona).
Arts & CultureBooks
Brianne Jacobs
In 'Who’s Afraid of Gender?,' Judith Butler contends that the contemporary backlash to “gender” is an attempt to recapture the transforming power structure and return to the (days when it was simple to use gender to organize power in the world.
Arts & CultureBooks
Karen Peterson-Iyer
In 'Incarnating Grace: A Theology of Healing From Sexual Trauma,' Julia Feder is not only concerned with rejecting dangerous theological projects that have misled (and mistreated) survivors; she is also keen to plumb the depths of the Christian tradition more positively, for resources that offer meaning, courage and hope.
FaithFaith in Focus
Bruce T. Morrill
We can participate in the Eucharistic revival by growing in knowledge and devotion to this most important sacramental liturgy.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jack Figge
After seven friends joined the seminary, I couldn’t help but wonder if I should too.
FaithFaith in Focus
Abby Jorgensen
The lessons we teach in some parishes are not coming from God.
FaithFaith and Reason
Jana Bennett
If we wish to embrace Christian belief and practice, our theological conversation must include open discussions of disability—including how the notion of 'imago Dei' is used in our theological considerations of what it means to possess infinite dignity.
Side view of female radiologist looking at the MRI image of the head on her monitor and analysing it. (iStock/simonkr)
Politics & SocietyYour Take
Our readers
In response to an article in our June issue, several physicians and ethicists say there are serious questions about the accuracy of determining brain death under the current criteria.
Politics & SocietyNews
Kate Scanlon - OSV News
The Supreme Court has allowed Idaho doctors to perform abortions for women facing medical emergencies while a lower court considers the constitutionality of the state's near-total ban.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael O’Brien
Two-thirds of former prisoners in the United States are arrested again within three years of being released. A Catholic halfway house in Florida is trying to change that.
Geir Moulson - Associated Press
Due to various factors including scandal and a mandatory church tax, more than 400,000 people left the Catholic Church in Germany in the last year. However, departures have gone down since 2022.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Rachel Lu
We must call Americans back to the political vision that enabled us to become a free people.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
A Homily for the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Terrance Klein
FaithFaith and Reason
James T. Keane
A gathering of scholars last week in Nairobi focused on the theological foundations of synodality and the contributions of African theologians to the synodal process.
FaithLast Take
Daniel E. Flores
The Eucharist is the final word and action of Jesus before he enters into his Passion. This set of just a few words and visible actions frames the meaning and intent of the great sign that is his whole life, culminating in his dying and rising. It is more than this, though.
Pope Francis
In his general audience, Pope Francis marked the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by reflecting on the responsibility of Christians to pray for those who traffic illegal drugs and to aid those afflicted with drug addiction.
Aleja Hertzler-McCain - Religion News Service
Multiple people with ties to the U.S. bishops’ conference said they had been informed staffing across the department of Justice, Peace & Human Development was cut by 50%.
FaithThe Word
June 30, 2024, the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Some episodes in Scripture are more than ordinarily relatable to our lived experience.