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Mark Zimmermann - Catholic News Service
Howard University celebrated the blessing and dedication of its Sister Thea Bowman Catholic Student Center on Aug. 28.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
Pope Francis mentioned Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., at the close of his Mass in Ulaanbaatar on Sunday. Might this mean the great priest-paleontologist is finally being recognized by the Vatican for his genius?
Gina Christian - OSV News
The 30-year-old priest flew to Italy with an unnamed 18-year-old woman who is a recent graduate of McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile, which Father Crow also attended.
FaithScripture Reflections
Molly Cahill
A Reflection for Tuesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time, by Molly Cahill
Pope Francis thanks journalists at the end of his inflight press conference on the way back to Rome from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Sept. 4, 2023, after a four-day visit to the Asian country. To the left is Father George Koovakad, the organizer of papal trips. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
On the plane home from Mongolia, Pope Francis answered several questions about this October’s synod of bishops.
Pope Francis waves as people behind him raise a Chinese flag before the pope's Mass in Steppe Arena in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Sept. 3, 2023. At the end of the Mass, the pope sent greetings to China and to Chinese Catholics. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Since the beginning of his pontificate, Pope Francis has constantly looked to the peripheries both in the choice of countries to visit and men to make cardinals.. And he has consistently looked to the East where he detects the first signs of a new springtime for the Catholic Church
People hold pictures of Pope Francis with the national flags of the People's Republic of China and of the Vatican as they wait for Mongolian President Ukhnaagin Khurelsukh, and Pope Francis to meet, Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, in front of a gigantic statue of former Khagan of the Mongol Empire Genghis Khan in Sukhbaatar Square in Ulaanbaatar. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Among the hundreds of onlookers from several countries at the back of the square were many Catholics from mainland China, present in defiance of an order from the authorities in Beijing prohibiting not only the bishops of mainland China but also the country’s Catholics from traveling to Mongolia.
Pope Francis and Cardinal Giorgio Marengo, apostolic prefect of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, pose for a photo with the city's Catholics gathered outside Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Sept. 2, 2023. (CNS photo/Lola Gomez)
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Without daily prayer and respect for the structure and unity of the church, “our strength will fail, and our pastoral work will risk becoming an empty delivery of services, a roster of duties that end up inducing only weariness and frustration,” Pope Francis said in Ulaanbaatar on Sept. 2.
FaithScripture Reflections
Valerie Schultz
A Reflection for Monday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time, by Valerie Schultz
Michael J. O’Loughlin
“Dear, Alana” chronicles Ms. Chen’s involvement in her Boulder, Colo., Catholic community—and with therapy that seemed to use some ideas common in conversion therapy.
FaithScripture Reflections
Kevin Clarke
A Reflection for Saturday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time, by Kevin Clarke
Politics & SocietyNews
OSV News
The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said the nation has “urgent work” to do to really show a “radical solidarity with working families.”
Following the Way from southern France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain—a famous Catholic pilgrimage site—in 2018. The shot was taken during filming of the PBS documentary "Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago." (CNS photo/courtesy CaminoDocumentary.org) 
Bridget Ryder
Pilgrims take the 500-mile Camino de Santiago pondering deeply personal questions, seeking insight through the journey or simply wanting time to reflect and encounter God. With Sister Katherine, they are able to talk through their experience and its unique lessons.
FaithFaith in Focus
Christine Lenahan
The mystery of God constantly surrounds us. How do we imagine God at work in our lives?
Arts & CultureCatholic Movie Club
John Dougherty
“Harlan County, USA” is an incredible piece of documentary filmmaking because it’s also an amazing portrait of courage and solidarity.
Team playing pickleball
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jake Martin
I used to hate pickleball. I’ve (almost) had a conversion.
FaithScripture Reflections
J.D. Long-García
A Reflection for Friday of the Twenty-First Week of Ordinary Time, by J.D. Long-García
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Charles C. Camosy
The ‘wokeism’ crisis in public education is a historic opportunity for Catholic schools.
KNA International
While 2022 saw a record number of people leaving the church in Germany, Catholic dioceses in the country simultaneously saw an influx in baptism and marriage ceremonies.
Politics & SocietyNews
Brooke Schultz - Associated PressKimberlee Kruesi - Associated Press
For nearly 30 years, Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania have approved millions of taxpayer dollars for an anti-abortion program.