Politics & SocietyWhat Coronavirus Taught Us
Mary Hirschfeld
We need to see the economy in human terms.
Politics & SocietyWhat Coronavirus Taught Us
Susan Bigelow Reynolds
We need ritual. All of us.
Politics & SocietyWhat Coronavirus Taught Us
Tom McGinn
We must remain committed to serve the vulnerable.
Politics & SocietyWhat Coronavirus Taught Us
M. Shawn Copeland
We must intentionally live and act in hope in order to move into the unknown.
President Joe Biden pauses to speak with reporters as he walks to Marine One for departure from the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, in Washington. 
Politics & SocietyNews
Alexandra Jaffe - Associated Press
The order reestablishes the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a 20-year-old initiative first put in place by President George W. Bush.
FaithFaith in Focus
Lizzy Dowd
I could not imagine someone loving all of me: my mind, soul, corny jokes, leg weakness, kidney issues.
FaithFaith in Focus
Molly Cahill
The assignment came with a long list of rules: Don’t ask somebody else in the class. You have to ask in person. You ask, you pay.
Arts & CultureFilm
Simcha Fisher
The New York Times documentary on Britney Spears isn’t about her music. It’s is largely about the media, and the people who consume it.
FaithFaith in Focus
James Martin, S.J.
Many if not most single people may struggle with how to celebrate Valentine’s Day, if they choose to do so at all.
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service
In a divided midnight vote Feb. 11, the justices upheld a lower court's ruling that Willie Smith III's pastor should be with him in the execution chamber, which the state opposed.
FaithShort Take
Kim Daniels
While much progress still lies ahead, Sister Nathalie Becquart’s appointment as an undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops marks an inflection point for women’s leadership in the Catholic Church.
Kerry James Marshall (photo: HBO)
Arts & CultureArt
Ciaran Freeman
“Black is not the absence of color. Black is a particular color,” the artist Kerry James Marshall tells us. The particularity of Blackness as it pertains to art is the backbone of this documentary.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. inside of Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga. (photo: PBS).
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jaime L. Waters
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. offers a thought-provoking journey through American history using the Black church as an entry point and a lens for critical examination. 
Arts & CultureBooks
Mary Gordon
Max Jacob, a poet and painter, reminds us of the complex possibilities of a life lived passionately, ardently, playfully and in torment.
Politics & SocietyFaith
Gregory Chisholm, S.J.
An adaptation of the homily Father Chisholm delivered at the Black History Month Mass celebrated at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Feb. 7, 2021.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Pope Francis
God’s forgiveness, offered also through our words and actions, enables us to experience an Easter of fraternity.
Politics & SocietyJesuitical
Jesuitical
In 2019, Caitlin Flanagan wrote an essay for The Atlantic titled, ‘The Dishonesty of the Abortion Debate.’ This week, the hosts of Jesuitical, talk to Caitlin about what a more honest (and charitable) conversation might look like.
FaithExplainer
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Whenever dioceses choose to lift dispensations, like with other difficult pandemic-related decisions, individual believers will have to decide for themselves when they feel safe going back to church.
FaithNews
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Sister Nathalie Becquart said her appointment as an undersecretary in the Vatican’s Synod of Bishops office was a “brave signal and prophetic decision” by Pope Francis, who has repeatedly stressed the need for women to have a greater say in church governance.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Bridget Ryder
Spanish bishops published their own letter on the issue last December, “Sowers of Hope,” in which they reminded Catholics that “there is no one that can’t be cared for even if they are incurable.”