Faith News
While the pope did not mention a specific country in his remarks, he has written a letter to Catholics in Germany urging them to ensure that their “synodal path” was guided by the Holy Spirit.
Faith News
Joe Biden will likely bring a more formal and interfaith approach to religious engagement, closer to the model forged by Bush and Obama. Here are a number of faith leaders Biden will likely end up consulting.
Faith Podcasts
Inside the VaticanNovember 25, 2020
In this bonus episode of “Inside the Vatican,” host Colleen Dulle and papal biographer Austen Ivereigh discuss Pope Francis’ view of the George Floyd protests, the #MeToo movement and how the work of clerical sexual abuse survivors are an integral part of people reclaiming their dignity.
A large sanctuary with reddish brown pews is empty, from the distance, Mexican Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes can be seen standing on a white square platform at the end of the pews, preaching to the empty space. A large organ and array of flag are on the wall behind the altar.
Politics & Society News
Mexican church and civic officials have canceled public feast celebrations for Mexico’s patroness at her shrine in Mexico City due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Pope FrancisNovember 25, 2020
Pope Francis' remarks from his general audience on Wednesday, Nov. 25
Faith Advent Reflections
America StaffNovember 25, 2020
Reflections, podcasts, playlists and more resources to help you prepare for the coming of our Lord.
Faith Faith in Focus
Tim ShriverNovember 25, 2020
The mystics of all the great traditions teach that the experience of oneness is not only attainable but also essential. And our country needs that unity now more than ever.
Faith Faith in Focus
Anthony R. Lusvardi, S.J.November 25, 2020
An e-Eucharist can be unsacramental and even anti-sacramental.
Faith Faith in Focus
J.D. Long-GarcíaNovember 25, 2020
Many Latino people of various cultures who call this country home have embraced Thanksgiving—each culture adding its own spice, of course.
Faith Faith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.November 24, 2020
Whatever brings a person closer to God is holy.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.November 24, 2020
The Vatican’s report on Theodore McCarrick is an indictment of institutional knowledge and decision-making in the Catholic Church.
Faith News
The president-elect often carries a set of rosary beads with him that once belonged to his son Beau, who died in 2015.
Politics & Society News
Wilton D. Gregory said he hopes to collaborate where possible while respectfully pointing out where President-elect Joe Biden’s policies diverge from Catholic teaching.
Politics & Society News
Associated PressNovember 24, 2020
China criticized Pope Francis on Tuesday over a passage in his new book in which he mentions suffering by China’s Uighur Muslim minority group.
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 24, 2020
Even decades after McCarrick’s abuse, seminaries are still learning how best to equip their students to recognize and report inappropriate behavior. A new working group wants to help.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 23, 2020
An internal memo corrects “some confusion in the media regarding the moral permissibility of using the vaccines.” But at least two bishops have cast doubt on the moral permissibility of the vaccines.
Politics & Society News
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and two former church leaders, alleging they covered up allegations of sexual misconduct and misused charitable assets.
Faith Interviews
Sean Salai, S.J.November 23, 2020
The Most Rev. Daniel Flores, Bishop of Brownsville, Tex., since December 2009, was elected head of the Committee on Doctrine of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Nov. 16.
Politics & Society Short Take
Michael Rozier, S.J.November 23, 2020
The C.D.C. wants Americans to stay home for the holidays. What can we do when what we sincerely hope for simply is not possible?
Faith Podcasts
Inside the VaticanNovember 23, 2020
On this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” host Colleen Dulle and Juan Carlos Cruz discuss Juan Carlos’ reactions to the Vatican’s report on former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and what reforms Juan Carlos believes should come next.