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FaithScripture Reflections
Valerie Schultz
A Reflection for Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time, by Valerie Schultz
Arts & CultureBooks
Nathan Beacom
David McPherson's new book on the importance of placing limitations on our ambitions and desires touches on existential, political, moral and economic questions.
President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva kisses the hand of a child during a march in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Oct. 22, 2022. (CNS photo/Washington Alves, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Élio Gasda, S.J.
Priorities for Mr. Lula as he becomes president include addressing the food insecurity that affects more than half of the Brazilian population, as well as the restoration of the economy and democratic normalcy after Mr. Bolonaro’s populist rule.
FaithFaith in Focus
Alex Gruber
Trying to be a perfect Christian can be taken too far.
Colleen Dulle
The former conference president Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard admitted he behaved in a “reprehensible way with a 14-year-old girl” 35 years ago. Here’s where his case stands at the Vatican.
Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington in ”The Piano Lesson” (photo: Julieta Cervantes)
Arts & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
‘Death of a Salesman,’ ‘The Piano Lesson’ and ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ showcase the strivings for Black economic independence and self-determination.
It’s no secret that the priesthood in the United States is aging, quickly. But what if part of the solution to the priest shortage is actually ordaining more older priests?
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis received James Martin, S.J., for the second time in private audience in the papal library of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace this morning, Nov. 11.
“All Quiet on the Western Front” was released in the United States on Netflix on Oct. 28 (photo: Netfllix).
Arts & CultureTelevision
Doug Girardot
This “All Quiet on the Western Front” does not need special effects to hold its own. It is matter-of-fact, and that is its strength.
vietnam image of a priest holding up the eucharist and soldiers standing around him, the priest is father quealy who died a few months later
FaithFaith in Focus
Christopher Parker
Father Michael Quealy, the first military chaplain killed in action in Vietnam, was honored on the day of his death in the Reading of the Names ceremony.
Pope Francis gives a thumbs up when shown a puppet by a priest attending an audience with Latin American seminary rectors and staff members in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The mission of a seminary “is not to form ‘supermen’ who pretend to know and control everything,” but to help seminarians become priests who are humble servants, Pope Francis said.
hands praying over USA flag
FaithScripture Reflections
Michael J. O’Loughlin
A Reflection for Friday of the Thirty-second week in Ordinary Time, by Michael O’Loughlin
Inside the Vatican
On “Inside the Vatican” this week, host Colleen Dulle and veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell explain what is known about Cardinal Ricard's confession that he "conducted himself in a reprehensible fashion" with a 14 year old girl.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Patrick T. Brown
If nothing changes, we should expect abortion-related referenda in all but the deepest conservative states to produce results similar to what we saw Tuesday night.
FaithVantage Point
Thomas H. Stahel
In 1993, America executive editor Thomas H. Stahel, S.J., interviewed the prominent political pundit Andrew Sullivan on, among other issues, homosexuality and the Catholic Church.
footprint on the moon surface with the earth in the background
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
It may be a stretch to say that space made baby Boomers believe in God, but the possibilities and potential of space shaped us. The spirituality of space has stayed in our souls.
helmut dieser of aachen speaks with a white background in mind
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
Homosexuals have a right to church support and blessing, said Bishop Helmut Dieser, who is the spokesman on abuse issues for the German bishops’ conference.
Pope Francis wearing his white robes shakes hands with Libero Milone, dressed in a black suit
Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
Libero Milone said he is ready to share proof of the financial mismanagement he said he witnessed at Vatican-owned hospitals and in the church bureaucracy.
lightning fork strike
FaithScripture Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for Thursday of the Thirty-Second Week in Ordinary Time, by Joe Hoover, S.J.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
Will Christ manifest himself and end history? Assuredly yes, if you believe in him and what he said. When will this happen and how? Even in this atomic age, we still do not know.