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Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
When Fay Vincent Jr. resigned as the commissioner of Major League Baseball, he turned to the pages of “America” in his effort “to try to put all of the current mess in perspective.”
A soldier carries a child from among a group of people believed to be migrants to shore in Dover, England, after a small boat incident in the Channel, on June 14, 2022. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“Migration is a complex issue, but it is not resolved by delegating our roles and responsibilities to other countries,” said Bishop Paul McAleenan.
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
This week on “The Gloria Purvis Podcast,” Gloria talks to Natalie Wilson, the co-founder of a nonprofit dedicated to searching for missing people of color when police and the media fall short.
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
In a new interview, Pope Francis more openly criticized Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and clarified his position that NATO is partially to blame for the outbreak of war.
Arts & CultureVantage Point
George W. Hunt
When Fay Vincent Jr. resigned as commissioner of Major League Baseball in 1992 after a majority of Major League Baseball owners issued a vote of "no confidence" and called for him to step down, he chose America and his friend George W. Hunt, S.J., as the primary venue for his thoughts on the matter.
The Associated Press
Pope Francis has complained that traditionalist Catholics, particularly in the United States, are “gagging” the church’s modernizing reforms and insisted that there was no turning back.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Recently, we’ve been hearing about the “great replacement” theory. The Society of Jesus has been the subject of conspiracies of its own. Within the absurdity of it all, there are lessons to be learned.
FaithThe Word
Jaime L. Waters
June 19, 2022, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ: The Eucharist is a feast that celebrates care for others and the freedom that comes after suffering.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
The defenders of democracy need a vision beyond opposition to Donald Trump.
Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori (left) and New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan (right).
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York and Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore pleaded for peace in light of recent attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers in the United States.
The secular press repeatedly made errors in trying to explain Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s decision to ban Nancy Pelosi from taking Communion. CNS could provide context and accuracy. (Speaker Pelosi is seen in this photo on Capitol Hill on Sept. 21, 2021. CNS photo/Elizabeth Frantz, Reuters)
FaithShort Take
David Mills
The U.S. bishops’ decision to shut down Catholic News Service by the end of this year will deprive the rest of the world of a reliable and authoritative source for the church’s take on things.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“I truly feel great sorrow at having to postpone this visit, which means so much to me," the pope said at his general audience on June 12.
J.D. Long-García
Bishop Dolan compared his outlook to that of Pope Francis, explaining that he “grew up in a very large family, nine kids. There’s no way of drawing a line in the sand with nine kids. You can’t do that.”
A colorful array of fresh fruits and vegetables on a platter.
FaithFaith in Focus
Chloe Gunther
I became a vegetarian, and I am now thinking about becoming a vegan. In this discernment, I see God staring back at me.
A woman holds a sign reading “Women for Deacons” as Pope Francis leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 6, 2019.
FaithFaith in Focus
Anna Keating
Many people who oppose the idea of women as deacons fear that the potential candidates aren’t faithful Catholics. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Arts & CultureBooks
Robert P. Imbelli
The thrust of Bishop Erik Varden’s new book can be summed up in words preached on Pentecost Sunday: “We shouldn’t domesticate the Spirit. It comforts, but also devours.”
Season 3 of ’For All Mankind’ begins on June 10 on Apple TV+.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Antonio De Loera-Brust
“For All Mankind” invents a Soviet victory in the space race and imagines a tempting counterfactual: What if Americans’ faith in government was never shattered?
Is there a way for Catholics to talk about the liturgy without it turning into a war?
Arts & CultureFilm
Jim McDermott
“Morbius,” starring Jared Leto as a vampire in some kind of Spider-Man universe, tanked at the box office. But fans continue to celebrate this very silly film—and we can all learn from that.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has postponed “with regret” his visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to South Sudan on the advice of his doctors so as “not to jeopardize the result of the therapy that he is undergoing.”