Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
After adjusting for rising costs of living, a full-time federal minimum wage worker today earns 18 percent less than what her counterpart earned 11 years ago—$15,080 annually in 2021, compared with $18,458 in 2009.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
What if we followed the example of the bishops of Germany, Australia, Ireland and elsewhere and called for a regional gathering of Catholics—from all corners of the local church—to discuss the flaws and future of evangelization?
FaithFaith and Reason
Thomas J. Reese
The divisions in our country are deep on issues like racism and economic inequality, as well as on education, cultural values and lifestyles. Likewise, our church is divided. What are communicators to do in the face of these divisions?
Community
Matt Malone, S.J.
Thank you for helping to transform America. We couldn’t do it without you, nor would we want to.
FaithNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Humanity either must live up to its responsibility or continue on a path of self-destruction, Pope Francis said, commemorating Earth Day with a video message.
Arts & CultureCulture
Erika Rasmussen
Here are our recommendations for literature, music, podcasts and art to further deepen your own loving relationship with God’s magnificent, interconnected creation.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Joseph McAuley
Walter F. Mondale was the embodiment of a kind of decency and civility that has all but disappeared from the American political scene.
Politics & SocietyNews
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
Gloria Purvis, the Rev. Bryan N. Massingale, MT Dávila, Anthea Butler, Kim Harris, Shannen Dee Williams and Jeremy V. Cruz share their reactions to the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin.
FaithPodcasts
Inside the Vatican
Working from a copy of the new survey that he obtained, Gerard O'Connell summarizes some of the questions that the Vatican is now asking about possible bishops.
FaithNews
Evens Sanon - Associated Press
Catholic institutions including schools and universities closed Wednesday across Haiti in a three-day protest to demand the release of five priests, two nuns and two other people kidnapped more than a week ago.
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FaithFaith and Reason
Prince Albert II
The evidence of severe climate change is everywhere; but we still have the opportunity to reinvent ourselves, to stimulate the creation of new activities, thanks to innovative and sustainable solutions, both for nature and for humankind.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
There is much more to life and discipleship than death, yet death determines the final meaning of both.
FaithShort Take
Zac Davis
We are told that this is justice served, and yet there remains a man who should still be breathing who instead is dead.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
U.S. sisters were called to the border to assist asylum seekers. They (obviously) came through.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Pope Francis
The prayer of the heart is mysterious, and at certain times it is lacking. Instead, the prayer of the lips that which is whispered or recited chorally is always accessible.
FaithFaith and Reason
Geoffrey Watson
How do we speak to a generation that, at least on the surface, seems less and less prepared for the difficulties it will face?
FaithNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis has called for a global prayer marathon for the entire month of May, praying for the end to the pandemic.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Robert Ellsberg
Half a century later, Robert Ellsberg looks back on his father’s famous release of the Pentagon Papers—and the consequences of that decision for his father, for him and for the nation.
Community
Matt Malone, S.J.
Can we count on your gift on our #AmericaAnniversary?
Lisa Robinson of Washington, reacts on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Washington, as the guilty verdict in Minneapolis, in the murder trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was announced. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Politics & SocietyNews
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
“The death of George Floyd highlighted and amplified the deep need to see the sacredness in all people, but especially those who have been historically oppressed,” read a statement from the U.S. bishops' conference.