Michael J. O’Loughlin
“Catholics who attend Mass weekly are both more likely to be aware of the new restrictions and more inclined to oppose them than Catholics who attend less frequently,” according to a new Pew survey.
Bishop Robert Barron, in a red chasuble, stands at the pulpit at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.
Peter Finney Jr. - Catholic News Service
In his homily for a Red Mass in New Orleans, Bishop Robert Barron emphasized the need for religion in an otherwise secular society.
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis said he intends to declare as a doctor of the church St. Irenaeus of Lyon, the second-century theologian known for his defense of orthodoxy amid the rise of gnostic sects.
Pope Francis
Speaking at the Colosseum in Rome today, Pope Francis addressed leaders of the world’s religions and governments, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on the topic of peace and human fraternity.
FaithFaith in Focus
Molly Cahill
God who is justice, let the systems of justice we build on earth reflect your love for all creation. Let them value redemption over punishment, future over past, life over death.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
What do I love in life that stands between me and the love of my life? What stands between me and my Lord?
The judges of the Vatican City State criminal court—Venerando Marano, Giuseppe Pignatone and Carlo Bonzano—sit at a long table with a brown tablecloth in a makeshift court room.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The high-profile Vatican trial was put on hold after Vatican prosecutors failed to present their evidence to the defendants before submitting it in court.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
Gloria PurvisMatt Malone, S.J.
A frank conversation on the constructive and destructive power of media in the Catholic Church today and why the goal of Christian discipleship is not about being right—it’s about being holy.
FaithShort Take
J.D. Long-García
While criticism can go too far, veering into open partisanship and misinformation, calling criticism of the church “the work of the devil” is not an avenue for dialogue.
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
A Vatican tribunal absolved a former altar boy of charges that he molested a younger boy in the Vatican’s youth seminary, ruling Wednesday in the first clergy sexual abuse trial to be heard by the pope’s criminal court.
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
The Catholic Church’s inability to make victims of abuse their top concern is a cause for intense shame, Pope Francis said.
Jim McDermott
We are at a point where people of good will need to stop engaging with the MCU for a minute.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kerry Kennedy
Haitian asylum seekers are entitled to our protection, writes Kerry Kennedy after a visit to the border community of Del Rio, Texas. Instead, we have subjected them to abuse and immediate deportation.
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Pavilonis
You would think that “sex abuse” could not become commonplace, but in our petitions, it has—until something like France happens.
Politics & SocietyNews
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
The Vatican prosecutor conceded procedural errors in his fraud and corruption investigation into the Holy See’s finances and offered to remedy them by essentially starting over, throwing the trial of 10 people into question.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
Kevin Spinale
'The Five Wounds' causes the reader pain. Call it compassion. Call it empathy. Call it the Christian experience of being heart-stretched.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis prayed for the tens of thousands of victims of clerical sexual abuse in France and urged the Catholic Church in the country to “undertake a path of redemption.”
Commission president Jean-Marc Sauve, left, hands large, bound copies of the report to Catholic Bishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the Bishops' Conference of France on Tuesday.
Politics & SocietyNews
Sylvie Corbet - Associated Press
The 2,500-page document was issued as the Catholic Church in France, like in other countries, seeks to face up to shameful secrets that were long covered up.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Father Tong succeeds the current provincial, Stephen Chow, S.J., whom Pope Francis appointed as the new bishop of Hong Kong on May 17.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Three members of the Pontifical Swiss Guard have hung up their halberds rather than be vaccinated against COVID-19, and three others were temporarily suspended in early October as they were completing the vaccination cycle, the spokesman for the guards told a Swiss newspaper.