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FaithScripture Reflections
Christopher Parker
A Reflection for Saturday of the First Week of Lent, by Christopher Parker
A man in a Roman collar bows his head in prayer
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Jesuit Father Hans Zollner will be a consultant for the Diocese of Rome’s office dedicated to safeguarding minors and vulnerable people.
paul haring stands in front of a building in rome with a camera
Christopher Parker
Meet Paul Haring, the CNS photographer who covered the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Francis, numerous international papal trips and the daily action of Vatican life for over a decade.
A confessional at a Catholic church
FaithScripture Reflections
Jill Rice
A Reflection for Friday of the First Week of Lent, by Jill Rice
FaithFaith in Focus
Jordan Denari Duffner
Pope Francis set a goal early in his pontificate to have dialogue with various religions, especially Islam, and from his many gestures and encounters with Muslims, some profound lessons emerge.
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
If you’ve recently retired from the workforce, you know that the question can assail you in unguarded moments: Did you retire too soon?
FaithFaith and Reason
Alejandro Nava
Liberation theology and hip-hop may seem like odd bedfellows, but in their roots and their motivations, they share more in common than many would presume.
cardinals processing outside in rome
Justin McLellan – Catholic News Service
The pope said that cardinals and senior Vatican officials will now have to pay "ordinary" rent payments on the apartments owned by the Vatican in Rome.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“If the women of South Sudan are given an opportunity to develop, to have space to be productive, South Sudan will be transformed.”
The pope, wearing red garments, bows his head in prayer
Justin McLellan – Catholic News Service
The pope prayed that “all who honor his memory will be confirmed in the resolve to reject the ways of violence and overcome evil with good.” 
a cross with jesus' name under it on a pillar at the church at our lady of martyrs shrine in auriesville
Gina Christian - OSV News
The Diocese of Albany has placed a hold on celebrations of Mass with the 1962 Roman Missal, which affects two parishes in the region. Latin Mass with the 2002 missal can still be performed.
FaithFaith and Reason
Robert W. McElroy
Pope Francis is calling us to appreciate the vital interplay between the pastoral and doctrinal aspects of church teaching when it comes to sexual sin and the reception of the Eucharist.
lit candles
FaithScripture Reflections
Molly Cahill
A Reflection for Thursday of the First Week of Lent, by Molly Cahill
man hiking in grass among treetops and mountains
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
Give yourself over to contemplation. Climb the mountain. Soon enough, you will be saying with Peter, “Lord, it is good that we are here.”
Brown prayer beads sitting on top of black book.
FaithThe Word
Victor Cancino, S.J.
March 5, 2023, The Second Sunday of Lent: The message of the transfiguration is incomplete on its own without the paschal mystery that is to come.
cardinal wilton gregory speaks at a microphone wearing green vestments and a red cap of an archbishop
Kate Scanlon - OSV News
Cardinal Wilton Gregory said that Pope Francis has made it difficult for Americans to be comfortable with just one aspect of Catholic Social Teaching—“you’ve got to have them all.”
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
As Catholics enter into Lent, a season that we mark by acts of both repentance and service, it is worth considering how we might move from alarm at antisemitism to action.
A computer-generated image of an asteroid in space
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Three Jesuit astronomers and the 16th-century pope who commissioned the Gregorian calendar have recently been honored with having asteroids named after them.
bishop georg bätzing sits in front of a microphone at the conference of the german bishops, he wears his priest clothing and is gesturing with his hands
Politics & SocietyNews
KNA International
The Catholic Bishops' Conference in Germany wants to create a Synodal Council out of both clerics and lay people, but the Vatican has declared its rejection of this plan.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
John Hope Franklin wrote of the African American struggle for justice for seven decades. At his death, he was called "the first great American historian to reckon the price owed in violence, autocracy and militarism.”