Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellJune 10, 2019
The text explains that “gender theory” expresses an ideology that “denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman.”
Politics & Society News
Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, who is overseeing the investigation into the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West. Va., expressed regret over how he has handled transparency issues.
Politics & Society News
Pope Francis has expressed a wish to visit Iraq in 2020. In discussing the turmoil in the Middle East, he condemned the hypocrisy of those who "talk peace" but foment war with arms sales and neglect to ameliorate the suffering of innocent people.
Faith News
Doreen AjiamboJune 10, 2019
Lately, Muslims have been reaching out to Christians in northern Nigeria to seek reunion and deliver a message of peace, hope and solidarity that all Muslims are peace-loving people.
Faith News
In his homily during Pentecost Mass Sunday in St. Peter's Square, Francis also decried that "the more we use social media, the less social we are becoming."
Faith Faith in Focus
Elizabeth ScaliaJune 08, 2019
Is all of this revealed horror a kind of Pentecost for us? If so, God, please help us live through it.
Arts & Culture Books
Anthea ButlerJune 08, 2019
James Cone's autobiography shows that theology does not arrive out of a sterile doctrinal laboratory but from the pains, sufferings and triumphs of the people of God.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.June 07, 2019
As Jesus passed through the beautiful landscape of Galilee, how could he not have enjoyed the flowers and the trees, and seen the Father’s hand in nature?
Politics & Society News
Springfield Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki issued a decree June 6 stating that Catholic lawmakers in the Illinois Legislature "who promoted or voted for extreme abortion legislation" cannot receive Communion in churches in his diocese.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Queen Elizabeth II toast, during the State Banquet at Buckingham Palace, in London, Monday, June 3, 2019. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)
Politics & Society Dispatches
David StewartJune 07, 2019
Protest against Mr. Trump’s visit—specifically that he had been honored with a full-blown state visit—was loud and visible on London’s streets although organizers conceded that the numbers fell below expectations and were below the huge numbers of protesters during his previous, non-state visit.
Politics & Society Short Take
Marc Roscoe LoustauJune 07, 2019
Pope Francis spoke of the importance of appreciating the Roma community’s culture and traditions and apologized for the church’s inability “to defend you in your uniqueness.”
Faith News
Greg ErlandsonJune 07, 2019
When the bishops gather in Baltimore June 11-14, their meeting will be anything but pro forma.
Nun kneeling on stage
Arts & Culture Music
Originally written by Georges Bernanos, the “Dialogues of the Carmelites” was turned into an opera by the French composer Francis Poulenc.
Faith Faith in Focus
Stephen B. GrantJune 07, 2019
I am middle-aged, happily married and the father of six children. Thankfully, the monastic guest program at Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery in South Carolina, is open to all.
Politics & Society News
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services banned the National Institutes of Health from using human fetal stem cells from electively aborted babies for government funded research June 5.
Politics & Society News
U.S. Archbishop Broglio criticizes the Trump administration's travel ban, saying that the survival of the church in Cuba depends on outside contact.
Politics & Society News
California's top prosecutor said Thursday that he believes there are more victims of child sex abuse than those listed in charges against the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo and several followers.
Faith News
Pope Francis praised Allied troops who took part in critical D-Day landings in France 75 years ago, while also remembering German soldiers who died fighting under Nazi orders.
Arts & Culture Art
Ciaran FreemanJune 07, 2019
Recently, images of a new mural painted by Chloe Becker—a junior at Magnificat High School in Rocky River, Ohio—have been moving through Catholic circles on social media.
Politics & Society News
Associated PressJune 07, 2019
After two days of intense criticism, the Democratic presidential candidate reversed course Thursday.