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the pool of siloam in Jerusalem where Jesus healed the blind man
FaithThe Word
Victor Cancino, S.J.
March 19, 2023, The Fourth Sunday of Lent: The goal of this Lenten path is restoration between God and his creation. 
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
A Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent by Father Terrance Klein
Relatives gather around one of the victims of the attack by gunmen during a Pentecost Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church in Owo, as she receives treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Owo, Nigeria, June 6, 2022. Reports said at least 50 people were killed in the attack. (CNS photo/Temilade Adelaja, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Chris Chatteris, S.J.
Extremist and criminal violence is on the rise across Northern Africa from Somalia to Nigeria as local security forces face off against gangs and insurgencies they are often ill-equipped to contain.
corned beef and cabbage and carrots on a plate for st patricks day
James T. Keane
Can (or should) you eat meat this St. Patrick's Day? Some archdioceses are giving out dispensations, while others insist upon fasting. Who is right?
A bishop in black robes speaks into a microphone at a bishops' conference
OSV News
Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary-general of the Synod, has named Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville, Texas, and six others to be members of the preparatory commission for the general assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October.
pope francis sits in his chair at the general audience
Pope Francis
So, what does it mean to be apostles? It means being sent for a mission.
FaithScripture Reflections
Kerry Weber
A Reflection for Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent, by Kerry Weber
FaithFaith and Reason
Matthew Shadle
A doctorate in theology does not qualify you for much outside of being a theology professor, and I have been nothing but a graduate student or professor since I was 21.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis told the Latin American church leaders, “Anyone who lessens the impact of this history or minimizes the current danger dishonors those who have suffered so much and deceives those they claim to serve.”
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
While Éamon de Valera, the great politician and Irish patriot, is not always remembered fondly by all Irish, the writers and editors of America couldn’t get enough of him.
FaithVantage Point
Éamon de Valera
In advance of a visit to the United States in 1919, Irish patriot and politician Éamon de Valera argued in America's pages that Ireland deserved full independence from England.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
Laura Masur joins “The Gloria Purvis Podcast” this week to talk about her work recovering fragments of Black American history from what she calls “sites of memory” or places where enslaved persons dwelled, often in Catholic-run institutions.
FaithScripture Reflections
Valerie Schultz
A Reflection for Tuesday of the Third Week of Lent, by Valerie Schultz
Gerard O’Connell
Reflecting on Pope Francis’ 10 years at the Vatican, Cardinal Robert McElroy says that “there has been a fundamental shift in perspective, of cultures and sometimes of priorities within the life of the church.”
people going into a vehicle next to the border wall with mexico
Politics & SocietyLast Take
Mark J. Seitz
President Biden's immigration policy and asylum rules are morally deficient, as vulnerable migrants are dying on their way to the United States from their home countries.
Michael J. O’Loughlin
In a wide-ranging interview with America, Cardinal Blase Cupich reflected on what Pope Francis has accomplished so far, describing the Francis era as “a historic papacy” that comes at “a watershed moment” for the church.
America Video

In just 10 years, Pope Francis has had a world-changing papacy. From viral moments to global travel to groundbreaking papal documents, the pope has made a profound impact on the Catholic Church and the world. To commemorate Francis’ 10th anniversary America’s editors have chosen what we think are the top 10 most memorable moments of Francis’ papacy—so far.

FaithScripture Reflections
Michael J. O’Loughlin
A Reflection for Monday of the Third Week of Lent, by Michael J. O’Loughlin
Politics & SocietyNews
Gabriela Selser - Associated PressFrances D'Emilio - Associated Press
Nicaragua’s government has proposed suspending relations with the Vatican days after Pope Francis reportedly compared President Daniel Ortega’s administration to a communist or Nazi dictatorship amid a crackdown on the Catholic Church.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis comments on whether Putin is committing genocide in Ukraine.