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A Volkswagen pickup truck in a field of grain under a stormy gray sky.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
A life lived in the Gospel makes demands upon us. If it does not, we need to look again. Maybe we are not living such a life.
Gerard O’Connell
The Irish-born American cardinal and former bishop of Dallas, Tex., is considered a big hitter in the Vatican because of the many important responsibilities that Pope Francis has entrusted to him in recent years.
KNA International
The shift of power away from the hierarchy of bishops "will break the neck of the church," the cardinal said.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
Dana Sweeney joins “The Gloria Purvis Podcast” this week to discuss mass incarceration, economic and racial justice and government accountability in Alabama.
Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican June 22, 2022.
Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
“I want to live my mission as long as God allows me and that’s it,” Francis said when asked about his health by Brazilian bishops.
Pope Francis is assisted by Msgr. Leonardo Sapienza, an official of the prefecture of the Papal Household, as he begins his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 22, 2022.
Pope Francis
In his general audience, Pope Francis emphasized how following Jesus often means accepting that we don’t have total control over our lives, especially as we age.
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FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
June 26, 2022, the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Both Elijah and Jesus call others to share in their work and ministry.
Yura Nechyporenko, 15, hugs his uncle Andriy Nechyporenko above the grave of his father Ruslan Nechyporenko at a cemetery in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, on April 21, 2022. The teen survived an attempted killing by Russian soldiers while his father was killed. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Michele DunneEli S. McCarthy
What can spiritual power do in a war zone? An interfaith peace delegation went to Kyiv to provide pastoral accompaniment and explore ways to break the dynamics of violence.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Andre Dubus wrote short stories and novellas about the brutal truths and miraculous moments in life—and more than a few dealt with the joys and sorrows of fatherhood.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 24. (CNS photo/Octavio Jones, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
Will a reversal of Roe v. Wade, which would return the power to regulate abortion to the states, be popular with American voters and Catholic voters in particular? Not necessarily.
Arts & CultureVantage Point
Patrick Samway
A wide-ranging interview with Andre Dubus on literary influences, faith and the process of writing.
Merrick Garland stands at a microphone with the seal of the Justice Department visible over his shoulder
Politics & SocietyNews
Julie Asher - Catholic News Service
Pro-life politicians and organizations have received many threats of violence since the Dobbs draft was leaked. Many are petitioning the Justice Department to do more about these threats.
Loreto House in Denton, Tex., was vandalized following the leak of a draft of a Supreme Court decision that might overturn Roe v. Wade. Photo courtesy of Randy Bollig.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Even pro-life advocates who have long called for overturning Roe v. Wade are unsure what comes next as a Supreme Court decision that could reverse the landmark 1973 decision is expected this month.
Politics & SocietyNews
From AP, CNS, RNS, Staff and other sources
Two Jesuit priests have been killed inside a church in a remote mountainous area of northern Mexico, the religious order’s Mexican branch announced Tuesday.
The pope in a wheelchair greets a crowd and a baby
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
At a recent event celebrating a seminary's theological journal, Pope Francis encouraged a "dynamic" theology, rooted in dialogue with other faiths and cultures.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joshua J. Whitfield
As a married Catholic priest, I know both fatherhoods. And, I can tell you, priestly fatherhood, like natural fatherhood, is an embodied, deep thing.
Stock photo of a red pickup truck driving down a dusty road in late afternoon.
FaithFaith in Focus
Bob Blundell
While I will never support my father’s prejudice, I will forever be grateful for the fact that God could work through him to help me find my way.
A woman prays during a Black History Month Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in the Jamaica Estates section of Queens, New York City, on Feb. 20, 2022. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Alessandra Harris
It is not enough to issue occasional condemnations of racism. The U.S. church must invest in Black Catholic churches and schools, as well as diocesan offices for Black parishioners.
Politics & SocietyFeatures
Benjamin E. Heidgerken
Catholicism was the established religion of colonial Haiti, the site of one of the largest populations of enslaved peoples in the Americas.
FaithShort Take
John J. Strynkowski
The Rev. Michael J. Himes was a theologian who taught with energy, order, concreteness, wit—and exuberance.