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The Gloria Purvis Podcast
Elizabeth Sweeny Block and Abigail Favale are two Catholic scholars who have modeled civil debate around sex and gender in the pages of America and do so again this week on “The Gloria Purvis Podcast.”
Inside the Vatican
How does Pope Francis understand what he’s doing? We could argue that these past 10 years have been a journey of reception and implementation of Vatican II.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
America isn't always great about sports coverage—but college basketball has been an exception, particularly when it comes to March Madness.
FaithFaith and Reason
Jon Nilson
“Top-down” ecumenism has not reduced the distance between the Catholic church and other churches. We need grassroots ecumenical relationships now.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has renewed the Council of Cardinal Advisors that he first established soon after his election on March 13, 2013, to assist him in the governance of the universal church.
Damien Fisher - OSV News
Theodore McCarrick, whose attorneys have argued he should not stand trial due to “progressive and irreparable cognitive deficits,” recalled the name of the man he allegedly sexually abused as a child, although he denied the sexual assaults.
Praying hands
FaithScripture Reflections
J.D. Long-García
A Reflection for the Optional Memorial of Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, by J.D. Long-García
Politics & SocietyNews
Monika Scislowska - Associated Press
According to a TV report from a Polish channel, John Paul II knew about priests who sexually abused children in his archdiocese of Krakow in the 1970s.
Ukrainian military medics treat their wounded comrade at the field hospital near Bakhmut, Ukraine, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Father Zelinskyy’s message to Fordham’s ROTC cadets and to U.S. Army chaplains was simple: Fight for the truth to be known about the war in Ukraine.
Paulina Guzik - OSV News
“The Society of Jesus is a mixed reality as the whole church is,” Father Zollner said, when asked about the lack of transparency in the Father Rupnik case. “We are not better at this. And it has been proven now, in the eyes of everybody, again.”
FaithFaith and Reason
Chad Engelland
One of the more remarkable things in a pontificate full of surprises is the fact that Pope Benedict XVI's major writings involved a significant engagement with the thought of Friedrich Nietzsche.
three people sit at a green-table-clothed table with fish sandwiches in front of them, smiling and talking
Ted Anthony - Associated Press
The Lenten fish fry, a staple of many parishes and fire departments alike, has made its way into the digital age with an interactive map for the Western Pennsylvania region.
Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez places the Book of Gospels on the casket of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O'Connell during his funeral Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels March 3, 2023.
Tom HoffrathMike CisnerosPablo Kay - OSV News
Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell was remembered as a man “gripped by grace” as nearly 5,000 attended a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels March 3.
FaithScripture Reflections
Jim McDermott
A Reflection for Monday of the Second Week in Lent, by Jim McDermott, S.J.
FaithScripture Reflections
Christopher Parker
A Reflection for Saturday of the First Week of Lent, by Christopher Parker
A man in a Roman collar bows his head in prayer
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner will be a consultant for the Diocese of Rome’s office dedicated to safeguarding minors and vulnerable people.
paul haring stands in front of a building in rome with a camera
Christopher Parker
Meet Paul Haring, the CNS photographer who covered the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Francis, numerous international papal trips and the daily action of Vatican life for over a decade.
A confessional at a Catholic church
FaithScripture Reflections
Jill Rice
A Reflection for Friday of the First Week of Lent, by Jill Rice
FaithFaith in Focus
Jordan Denari Duffner
Pope Francis set a goal early in his pontificate to have dialogue with various religions, especially Islam, and from his many gestures and encounters with Muslims, some profound lessons emerge.
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
If you’ve recently retired from the workforce, you know that the question can assail you in unguarded moments: Did you retire too soon?