Faith Faith in Focus
Ryan Di CorpoNovember 18, 2020
I sought a roadmap for how to grieve, best practices for mourning the passing of loved ones. But still I have found no instruction manual on grief, no established set of rules.
Politics & Society News
There is no better way to pray than like Mary, who opened her heart to God with humility and trust, Pope Francis said.
Faith Faith and Reason
Aaron PidelNovember 18, 2020
Does canceling the sacraments show a lack of faith? Jesuits in the 16th century didn’t think so.
Faith Podcasts
Inside the VaticanNovember 18, 2020
“Many people are saying, ‘We’ve had the McCarrick report, now let’s have the Maciel report.’”
Faith Faith and Reason
Patrick ManningNovember 17, 2020
Christian communities can criticize and resist current trends toward faith deconstruction, but they may only succeed in pushing more people out into the wilderness where they are less likely to find the life-giving waters for which they thirst.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 17, 2020
The president of the U.S. bishops' conference said that the election of Joe Biden, who speaks regularly about his Catholic faith, “presents certain opportunities but also certain challenges.”
An Ethiopian woman and child, who fled the ongoing fighting in the Tigray region, are seen at the al-Fashqa refugee camp in Sudan on Nov. 14, 2020. (CNS photo/El Tayeb Siddig, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeNovember 17, 2020
Catholic Charities U.S.A. spent decades building a domestic network to assist the social integration of incoming refugees. Three years of declining numbers and obliterated budgets took a sledgehammer to all that.
Politics & Society Short Take
Jennifer A. FreyNovember 17, 2020
Dr. Emanuel is certainly a well-credentialed medical expert. But his dismissive attitudes toward the elderly and disabled ought to be disqualifying.
Faith Faith in Focus
Mark Joseph WilliamsNovember 17, 2020
Forgiveness must not mean perpetuating secrecy and avoiding accountability. It means owning up to the truth.
Faith Faith in Focus
John FeisterNovember 17, 2020
My hope that I am vaccinated is pretty shallow. But doesn’t our experience of mundane hope bring us closer to understanding our deepest hope?
The Chinese national flag is pictured in a file photo in front of a Catholic church in the village of Huangtugang. (CNS photo/Thomas Peter, Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 17, 2020
China has gained international prestige because of its relations with the Vatican. The Holy See should now seek to obtain more concrete results from its deal with Beijing.
Arts & Culture Film
Erika RasmussenNovember 16, 2020
A new Hulu movie follows the activist Greta Thunberg, a teenager whose advocacy for action on climate change captured the world's attention.
Faith News
Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called on his fellow bishops to take the news of the Resurrection and the triumph of life over death directly to people to help them navigate the pandemic and economic turmoil.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at a rally at Belle Isle Casino in Detroit, Mich., on Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Politics & Society Last Take
J. Kevin ApplebyNovember 16, 2020
As only the second Catholic president, Joe Biden can renew communication and collaboration with church leaders, writes J. Kevin Appleby. But only if mutual respect prevails.
Faith Faith in Focus
Molly CahillNovember 16, 2020
Young people did not lose a trust we once had in the clergy; many of us never had that trust in the first place.
A firefighter carries a baby rescued along with her mother from an area affected by mudslides in San Cristobal Verapaz, Guatemala, Nov. 7, 2020, caused by the remains of Hurricane Eta. (CNS photo/Luis Echeverria, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jackie McVicarNovember 16, 2020
Guatemala’s vulnerability is natural disasters is compounded by climate change and historical inequities in land distribution—the poorest live in the most dangerous locations where many are threatened by mudslides.
Politics & Society News
Martha Hennessy, a granddaughter of Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worker movement, was sentenced Friday (Nov. 13) to 10 months in prison for breaking into Kings Bay Naval Base in Georgia.
Politics & Society News Analysis
Matt Malone, S.J.November 13, 2020
Donald Trump’s refusal to concede is unprecedented—and dangerous.
Politics & Society Jesuitical
JesuiticalNovember 13, 2020
A conversation with Dan Weissmann, host of the podcast “An Arm and a Leg.”
Politics & Society News
“The pandemic has resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty,” Alito said in an address to the conservative Federalist Society, which is holding its annual convention virtually because of the pandemic.