Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins deliver astounding performances in ‘The Two Popes’ (photo: Netflix)
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonNovember 26, 2019
The film addresses the weightiest questions confronting the church—and not just about financial crimes and sexual abuse.
Pope Francis answers questions from reporters aboard his flight from Tokyo to Rome on Nov. 26, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 26, 2019
Pope Francis faced questions regarding Vatican finances arising from recent events that have provoked concern about the possibility of mismanagement of the Peter’s Pence charity and on nuclear weapons, power and war.
Faith News
"Many of these victims suffer and perish anonymously," said George Marlin, chairman of Aid to the Church in Need-USA, the charity sponsoring the service.
Politics & Society News
The basis of the index's measurement is the United Nations' Human Development Report
Arts & Culture Books
Ryan Di CorpoNovember 26, 2019
At a public memorial service in the cathedral, the site of the funerals of James Baldwin and Duke Ellington, several friends of Ms. Morrison provided their recollections of her talent, warmth and sense of humor.
Faith News
The court also sentenced gardener Armando Gómez to 18 years in prison. The victims are 10 former students.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.November 25, 2019
Overall, the “attitude of gratitude” is simply a better way to live one’s life—happier, healthier and more open hearted—than the attitude of greed.
Arts & Culture Books
James T. KeaneNovember 25, 2019
Asked in 1986 to describe himself, Fred Rogers listed off a long catalog of descriptors, including performer and television producer, but he concluded with “a husband and a father. And I am a minister.”
Faith Faith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.November 25, 2019
The recent writings of New York Times columnist Ross Douthat are calling political conservatives to a needed greater humility.
Pope Francis in Japan
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 25, 2019
“We need to work together to foster awareness that if one member of our family suffers, we all suffer,” Pope Francis said.
Politics & Society News
Associated PressNovember 25, 2019
Taken as a whole, the documents give the most significant description yet of how the mass detention camps work in the words of the Chinese government itself.
Faith News
Japan, the United States and South Korea are the only nations in the OECD group of developed economies that have the death penalty.
Politics & Society News
Montse Alvarado, CEO of the Washington-based Becket Fund, said she was not surprised by the overall results.
Faith News
Catholic News ServiceNovember 25, 2019
Sister Mutindi's religious order, the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, is an international congregation with sisters in 73 countries.
Faith Faith in Focus
Simcha FisherNovember 25, 2019
Every meal, every day can be an image of the Eucharist. Although we are required to work hard and do our best, it is not about us or our efforts.
Faith News
The pope also urged prayers for all those who endure persecution because of their faith today.
Pope Francis speaks during a meeting for peace at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial in Hiroshima, Japan, Nov. 24, 2019.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 24, 2019
“The use of atomic energy for purposes of war is immoral, just as the possession of atomic weapons is immoral,” he said. “We will be judged on this.”
Arts & Culture Ideas
Jonathan Malesic November 23, 2019
JesusOfNaz316 mixes brief prayers with light humor and punchy political jeremiads.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 23, 2019
This is Francis’ second visit to Japan. He came here in October 1987 to visit Jesuit missionaries as provincial. 
Arts & Culture Books
Ellen O'Connell WhittetNovember 22, 2019
A new collection of stories from the late John L’Heureux shows his literary dexterity.