Arts & Culture Books
Jenny ShankDecember 30, 2019
The horrors of abuse remain offstage, barely spoken of, yet the entire book is haunted by them.
Politics & Society News
Catholic News ServiceDecember 30, 2019
A host of voices from throughout the religious spectrum condemned the Dec. 28 knife attack at the suburban New York City home of a Hasidic rabbi that wounded five, one of them critically.
Faith News
"Women and Francis" is the theme of the January 2020 issue of Women-Church-World, a monthly supplement to L'Osservatore Romano. It was released Dec. 28.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.December 30, 2019
The Rev. James Martin, S.J. leads listeners through a guided reflection on the Holy Family.
Faith Faith in Focus
Matthew BeDugnisDecember 30, 2019
“Let us join hands and pray as the Lord taught us.” That sentence should not cause me dread—but it does.
Daisy Ridley stars in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." (CNS photo/Disney)
Arts & Culture Film
Jim McDermottDecember 27, 2019
In my experience the separation of priest from everybody else is neither helpful nor based on any kind of truth.
In this 2017 file photo, former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick is seen with Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Catholic Church in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Faith News
Though the majority of the $6 million the fund raised in almost two decades went to charities, many priests and more than 60 cardinals and archbishops benefited from it.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinDecember 27, 2019
We may not yet be saints, but this does not make our families any less sacred.
Demonstrators in Delhi, India, protest a new citizenship law on Dec. 27, 2019. Opponents say new law targets Muslim refugees, unlike people of other faiths. (CNS photo/Anushree Fadnavis, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
As India continued to experience violent protests against a controversial citizenship law, Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai said citizenship should never be based on a person's religion.
Faith The Word
Jaime L. WatersDecember 27, 2019
Who is Jesus? On this celebration of Jesus’ baptism, the Gospel of Matthew provides a clear answer: Jesus is the Son of God.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Patrick CunninghamDecember 27, 2019
A crow, legend tells us, took the poisoned loaf the jealous subdeacon had sent to Benedict
Faith The Word
Jaime L. WatersDecember 27, 2019
Today’s readings provoke us to self-reflection and action.
Arts & Culture Books
Vivian CabreraDecember 27, 2019
Green’s novel gives a firsthand account of what it is like when a person becomes a brand, when one’s every thought, word and move is scripted, scheduled and scrutinized, ready to be devoured by an audience always demanding more.
Arts & Culture Books
Jonathan Malesic December 27, 2019
In her new book, Meghan Daum recounts how, despite her unimpeachable feminist and liberal commitments, she came to feel not just wrong, but alienated from a new generation of “extremely online” activists.
Arts & Culture Books
Bill McCormick, S.J.December 27, 2019
Seeing Pope Francis as spiritual director means seeing that the pope takes himself less seriously than do his critics and defenders.
Faith Features
Columba StewartDecember 27, 2019
Even though manuscripts—handwritten books— are at least several technological stages behind the ways we access information today, we still rely on them for access to the past.
Faith Features
Don ClemmerDecember 27, 2019
Times of financial stress or uncertainty seem like a natural time to turn to one’s faith, but it can also be one of the most difficult times to do so.
Pope Francis holds his pastoral staff as he celebrates Mass marking the feast of All Souls at Laurentino Cemetery in Rome on Nov. 2, 2018. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Faith Dispatches
Robert David SullivanDecember 27, 2019
What is coming up in 2020, from Holy Days of Obligation to the presidential election and the Summer Olympics.
Politics & Society Your Take
Our readersDecember 27, 2019
John Boehner was the subject of the 2019 America Profile (“A Conversation With Former House Speaker John Boehner,” 12/9/19). The cover story generated a fair amount of feedback, much of it expressing a longing for bipartisanship in the public square.