Arts & CulturePoetry
Jessica Jacobs
You, who used to be so accessible, Your number not yet unlisted,
Arts & CultureBooks
Vincent J. Miller
‘The Ministry for the Future’ offers a vision honest to the scale of the crisis that offers a plausible path to addressing it.
Arts & CultureBooks
Jenny Shank
The American dream exerts a magnetic pull in Patricia Engel’s new novel.
The author teaching at Fairfield Preparatory School (photo courtesey Fairfield Prep)
FaithJesuit School Spotlight
Brendan Coffey
A Jesuit education invites students to love themselves and the world anew.
FaithOf Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Answers to America's Jeopardy 2021!
FaithDispatches
Mark M. GrayThomas P. Gaunt
America asked the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University to survey Catholics nationwide about their understanding of the sexual abuse crisis, its emotional impact and how it has affected their faith.
FaithEditorials
The Editors
The Catholic Church still has a trust problem, as shown by the results of a comprehensive survey of U.S. Catholics commissioned by America Media.
FaithOf Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.
Welcome back to “America Jeopardy!”, our annual beach-reading homage to the popular game show and everybody’s favorite Catholic magazine.
Police detain a person during protests in Havana July 11, 2021. Thousands of Cubans took to the streets to protest a lack of food and medicine as the country undergoes a grave economic crisis aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic and U.S. sanctions. (CNS Photo/Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Cuba’s religious superiors endorsed “the principle that all citizens have a legitimate and universal right to express their grievances in an orderly and peaceful way in public” and urged the immediate release of detained protesters.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Kamila Valenta
The church can be a transformative force by standing with the powerless and vulnerable today as it did during the fall of Communism.
Italian Judge Rosario Livatino, who was murdered in Sicily in 1990 by the crime syndicate Cosa Nostra, is pictured in an image provided by the Archdiocese of Agrigento. Marking the May 8 beatification of Judge Livatino, a Vatican dicastery announced a working group on “the excommunication of mafias.” (CNS photo/courtesy Archdiocese of Agrigento)
FaithDispatches
Filipe Domingues
“Like Jesus, Judge Livatino died forgiving his murderers,” said Cardinal Marcelo Semeraro during the beatification ceremony of May 9, 2021, at the Cathedral of Agrigento in Sicily.
Politics & SocietyNews
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
A Vatican prosecutor requested that Father Gabriele Martinelli, who is accused of sexually abusing a younger student at the St. Pius X Pre-Seminary, be sentenced to six years in prison if convicted.
FaithNews
Catholic News Service
In the coronavirus year 2020, fewer Christians left the church in Germany than in previous years, two church organizations reported on Wednesday.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
Jesus does not disdain the ignorant and the sinful. No, he sees, he pities and he engages.
FaithNews
Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service
Four Cuban American bishops called on the international community to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Cuba and expressed solidarity with them following protests that erupted on the island nation starting July 11.
Benito Mussolini waves to the crowds in Rome in the 1930s (photo: Shawshots/Alamy).
Arts & CultureIdeas
Christopher Sandford
Fascism has proved sufficiently elastic to be used as a term of abuse across the political spectrum.
Politics & SocietyFaith
Cecilia González-Andrieu
My childhood in Cuba made me prize critical thought. It also made me aware that extremism for the sake of power results in the erosion of truth and agency.
Politics & SocietyNews
Julie Asher - Catholic News Service
“We implore the House Committee on Appropriations to reverse course on these bills that currently expand taxpayer funding of abortion,” Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Naumann said.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis returned to the Vatican just before midday, July 14, after spending nine days in the Gemelli hospital recovering from an intestinal operation on July 4.
Arts & CultureShort Take
J.D. Long-García
Intense competition can sometimes feel like clan warfare — and it’s all set aside in this celebration of baseball. The Catholic Church can learn from this game.