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People in San Jose, Calif., participate in a recitation of the rosary outside a Planned Parenthood facility on Sept. 28, 2022. The gathering was held on the first day of the 40 Days For Life nationwide campaign, which called for peaceful protests for 40 days outside abortion facilities. (CNS photo/David Maung)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Oscar CantúKevin W. VannTimothy Freyer
Leaders of the California Catholic Conference warn that passage of Proposition 1 in California would open the door to abortion at a level that far surpasses what was allowed under the Roe v. Wade decision.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Kevin Christopher Robles
With age comes wisdom, and that is certainly true for Taylor, whose latest album, “Midnights,” is almost entirely introspective, even a little retrospective.
Pope Francis dressed in white garments sits speaking to Sheikh Ahmad el-Tayeb dressed in black with a white hat
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis joined Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders on Friday in calling for the great religions to work together for peace.
Arts & CultureBooks
Sharlee DiMenichi
Jim Towey tells of his long friendship and collaboration with Mother Teresa in 'To Love and Be Loved.'
We are all called to a close and yes mystical relationship with God and to lead lives of contemplation. And today's guest on Jesuitical, Kelly Deutsch, wants to help people do just that.
robert ellsberg on the right wearing a suit crouches next to sister wendy who is wearing her habit
FaithFaith in Focus
Robert Ellsberg
This selection from our conversations about the Trappist monk Thomas Merton is one of the fascinating threads in the book, which turned out to be about more than it seemed.
Arts & CultureArt
Jill Rice
During the Reformation, Catholic vestments were targeted for destruction. At the end of the 16th century, only one of these Henry VII copes was left: the one on display today.
FaithScripture Reflections
J.D. Long-García
Reflection for the Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo, by J.D. Long-García
pope francis sits at a table with nathalie becquart, luis marin de san martin, jean claude hollerich, mario grech, and giacomo costa
Inside the Vatican
The first global report for the Synod on Synodality came out last week, and it’s the Vatican’s first official word on what they’ve been hearing in listening sessions since August 2021.
Politics & SocietyNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Commitments to protect tolerance and religious freedom need to be put into practice constantly so that these rights may be fully experienced, Pope Francis said.
USA flag on man's shoulder
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Robert David Sullivan
The editors have put together this guide to some of the most important issues facing voters this fall, with a focus on how Catholics can make choices that respect life and consider the common good.
Jim McDermott
Life in a multicultural parish is like a marriage: It can only work if people are listening to each other.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Charles C. Camosy
Let’s have the arguments. Let’s go vote. And then let’s argue some more. Many of the issues at stake are indeed very important. But let’s do this fully grounded in our Catholic family.
FaithShort Take
J.D. Long-García
Before I’m a baseball fan, I’m a Christian. And Jesus is pretty clear about forgiveness.
White sheep on green grass during day time
FaithScripture Reflections
Christopher Parker
A Reflection for Thursday of the Thirty-First Week in Ordinary Time, by Christopher Parker
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The pope will meet with the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, at the interreligious meeting “Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence."
crucifix at sunset
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
The people we loved and who we became because we loved, these shall not pass.
edith stein in a statue in cologne germany
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
On this Feast of All Souls, let us remember "our people," living for God and for each other. We can live for both, and die for both.
FaithShort Take
Gregory Hillis
Live baseball is more sublime and spiritually satisfying than any other sporting event—even when your team loses.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
Pace yourself. Don’t overdose on political news thinking that it will all be over soon.