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FaithScripture Reflections
Simcha Fisher
A Reflection for Thursday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time, by Simcha Fisher
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Every movie is like a pilgrimage. It invites us into a journey with the promise of some holy destination, and a good one calls us to an appreciation of community.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
The Solemnity of Christ the King is not an old feast. It was created by Pius XI in 1925. What does it mean in our lives today?
Kevin Clarke
If his first press conference is any indication of what is in store for him over the next three years, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, the president-elect of the U.S.C.C.B., may be in for a bit of a bumpy ride.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
Can a song save your life? Can a canticle change your life, fundamentally alter its course?
close up of pope francis face with hand in front raised in blessing, he is among people but they are blurred in the background
Pope Francis
“Do not fear desolation; face it with perseverance, do not evade it,” Pope Francis said in his weekly general audience, continuing on his theme of discernment.
FaithScripture Reflections
Molly Cahill
A Reflection for the Optional Memorial of St. Margaret of Scotland, by Molly Cahill
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
The Rev. Thomas J. Shelley, who died on Monday, taught generations of priests, men and women religious and lay scholars the ins and outs of Catholic history.
a nun stands facing away from the camera, a crane is hoisting a large christmas tree in front of the vatican
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
The centuries-old silver fir tree that had been destined to become the centerpiece Christmas decoration in St. Peter’s Square will now live, perhaps to see another century.
FaithFaith in Focus
Geoffrey Watson
What can the 21st-century educator offer his or her students in the wake of all the violence, anger and hate they see in the media?
Kevin Clarke
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services was elected Nov. 15 to a three-year term as president of the U.S.C.C.B. during the bishops’ fall general assembly in Baltimore.
FaithScripture Reflections
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
A Reflection for Tuesday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time, by Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
Catholic News Service
The March for Life will take place Jan. 20, but the Washington archdiocese has canceled the Youth Rally and Mass for Life, which have taken place ahead of every march for more than 25 years.
The Rev. John Unni baptizes Natasha and Jan Hartman’s daughter at St. Cecilia Church in Boston, Mass. (photo: America Media)
Jim McDermott
When you talk to Catholics about the church today, especially younger Catholics, a frequent complaint is that the church is not a welcoming place. How are we responding?
Michael J. O’Loughlin
This will be the first meeting of U.S. bishops following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision, a long-time goal of many Catholic activists that continues to drive U.S. politics.
branch of tree in late fall early winter with a few leaves
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
When our superior told us that Jerry Huyett had died in Florida, I realized, in a way I never quite had before, a very basic thing; maybe the most basic thing of all: Life ends.
A boy stands before wind turbines at the Ashegoda Wind Farm, near Mekele in Ethiopia's Tigray region. Congolese Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu said the climate crisis is holding back African development. (CNS photo/Kumerra Gemechu, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Russell Pollitt, S.J.
“Loss and damage” because of climate change—the idea that the worst affected emerging economies receive compensation from affluent nations that have contributed the most to global warming—has for the first time been included on the agenda.
Pope Francis gives his homily on Nov. 13, 2022, during Mass for the World Day of the Poor in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In his homily for the sixth World Day of the Poor, the pope advised Christians not to yield to resignation but instead to “seize opportunities” to spread the Gospel and help the weakest.
Bible page showing Psalm 1
FaithScripture Reflections
Jill Rice
Reflection for Monday of the Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time, by Jill Rice
person holding white and black 'grateful' card
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
Nov. 20, 2022, The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe in Ordinary Time: We have an opportunity for thoughtful reflection on the past and planning for what is on the horizon.