Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.July 29, 2019
The most significant gift to the world from St. Ignatius, as every Jesuit will tell you, is the distinctive spirituality known as “Ignatian spirituality.”
A boy rides his bicycle on July 29 after volunteering to paint a mural outside the New Song Community Church in the Sandtown section of Baltimore. In the latest rhetorical shot at lawmakers of color, President Donald Trump over the weekend vilified Rep. Elijah Cummings majority-black Baltimore district as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Politics & Society News
“It saddens me to see Baltimore severely denigrated by President Trump,” the archbishop said. “Baltimore is near and dear to my heart. It is hometown to more than half a million people.”
Faith Faith
James T. KeaneJuly 29, 2019
Theologian and Jesuit priest Michael Buckley, S.J., died last week in Los Gatos, Calif.
Faith News
Opus Bono’s finances came under scrutiny after authorities were contacted by a once-loyal employee - Mary Rose, the daughter of co-founder Joe Maher - who began questioning the way money was spent.
Arts & Culture Books
Eloise BlondiauJuly 29, 2019
Zahra Hankir has compiled a collection of gripping and illuminating essays by Arab women reporters who have worked in the Middle East and North Africa. Hankir’s goal was to bring attention to “underreported tales and the women who tell them.”
Police officers escort people from Christmas Hill Park following a deadly shooting during the Gilroy Garlic Festival, in Gilroy, Calif., on Sunday, July 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Politics & Society News
Kevin ClarkeJuly 29, 2019
The irony of finding himself at a mass shooting event on his home soil after his military career had ended is not lost on Father Hendrickson. “I left the service in 2012, and I thought I was done with that kind of stuff; I thought that was the end of that.”
Faith News
The pope's appeal came after what authorities have called the worst shipwreck on the Mediterranean this year.
Politics & Society News
The murder of 35-year-old officer Mario Cerciello Rega in Rome's Prati district July 26 and the subsequent arrest of two young American men sent shockwaves around the country.
Politics & Society News
For U.S. charities affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, the past year has tested the resilience of their fundraisers and the loyalty of their donors in unprecedented fashion.
Faith News
As the Archdiocese of St. Louis released a list of names of archdiocesan clergy with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor July 26, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson acknowledged that seeing the names "will be painful" and publishing them "will not change the past."
James Fulton Engstrom is held by his parents, Travis and Bonnie Engstrom, Sept. 7, 2011, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria, Ill., as a tribunal began investigating the boy's miraculous healing through the intercession of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. With them are Andrea Ambrosi, postulator of Archbishop Sheen's sainthood cause, and Peoria Bishop Daniel R. Jenky. (CNS photo/Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post)
Faith Interviews
Haley StewartJuly 28, 2019
The Engstrom family asked for the intercession of Archbishop Fulton Sheen for their son’s life and for the complete healing of any damage to James’s body, and the answer to their prayers was recently approved as a miracle by Pope Francis.
Faith Video
America FilmsJuly 26, 2019
Fr. Bill tells us how his experience as a prison chaplain has prepared him to understand the most profound spiritual challenges of his new parishioners.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt at their most charismatic in Quentin Tarrantino’s new film (photo: IMDB).
Arts & Culture Film
John AndersonJuly 26, 2019
We must accept that Quentin Tarantino will never make a serious movie—by which is meant a movie that takes itself seriously.
Arts & Culture Art
Da’Shawn MosleyJuly 26, 2019
The Museum of the Bible’s colorful exhibit features a copy of the Scriptures given to enslaved Africans in British colonies in the 19th century as a way to convert them to the Christian faith.
Politics & Society News
Some religious groups and religious liberty groups have applauded the commission including the Center for Family and Human Rights, a Catholic think tank.
Faith News
An increasingly vocal band of advocates and experts says the Trump administration’s policies have failed to address many of the challenges faced by Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities abroad
Faith The Word
Michael SimoneJuly 26, 2019
Every heart turned to Christ brings a little more of the fiery divine presence into the world.
Faith The Word
Michael SimoneJuly 26, 2019
Luke reminds us that everything we have is temporary and that we will have to account for ourselves when we meet Christ.
Arts & Culture Poetry
Pádraig Ó TuamaJuly 26, 2019
You knew the names of other people’s fears because you / had plenty of your own.
Politics & Society Last Take
Nyasha JuniorJuly 26, 2019
Cyntoia Brown was 16 years old when she was charged as an adult and convicted of premeditated first-degree murder, felony murder and “especially aggravated robbery.”