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A man in black priest's garb speaks into a microphone
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
With a “firm intention to proceed with measures to ensure that situations similar to those reported will not occur again,” Father Verschueren said the Jesuits will begin an internal process that “may result in disciplinary action.”
J.D. Long-García
The changing demographics of the Catholic Church in the United States raises the question: How well do Cardinal Robert McElroy’s views reflect the various perspectives present in the growing Latino community?
Politics & SocietyVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“Pope Francis’ message is really about a personal relationship with Jesus,” Kizito Kiyimba, S.J., to America’s Vatican correspondent. “His message remains after him.”
Supporters of Nigeria’s Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate Peter Obi, chants during an election campaign rally at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, Nigeria, on Feb. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba, File)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Patrick Egwu
Ahead of upcoming general elections on Feb. 25 and March 11, Nigerian Catholics want their next national leaders to address the difficult political and socio-economic issues facing the country.
the sistine chapel showing pride
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
A Homily for the First Sunday of Lent
OSV News
“Today, I join Christians worldwide in observing Ash Wednesday,” Biden wrote on Twitter. “The Lenten season is a time for reflection and discernment and an opportunity to recommit ourselves to God and to one another.”
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
History and Ash Wednesday illustrate a mutual truth: Ideas are much easier to suggest than to suppress.
Pope Francis, seated and dressed in white papal robes, speaks into a microphone
FaithPope Francis Homilies
Pope Francis
“The rite of the imposition of ashes serves as the beginning of this return journey. It exhorts us to do two things: to return to the truth about ourselves and to return to God and to our brothers and sisters.”
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
This week, I gave Playground, a more customizable version of ChatGPT, a series of prompts for Ash Wednesday homilies. And the results were pretty astonishing.
FaithFaith in Focus
Paul Jarzembowski
Each Ash Wednesday, our pews are overflowing. How can we turn our Lenten promises into a dialogue with those who might not usually attend Mass outside of this day?
FaithFaith in Focus
J.D. Long-García
I didn’t know Bishop Dave as well as others did, so part of me also feels like my sadness is unjustified. And then there is regret.
FaithThe Word
Victor Cancino, S.J.
Feb. 26, 2023, The First Sunday of Lent: Lent is a time to hear Jesus clearly speak: “Get away, Satan!”
FaithScripture Reflections
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
A Reflection for Ash Wednesday, by Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Pope Francis
“If you take refuge in an idea, in an ideology, whether right or left or center, you are making the Gospel a political party, an ideology, a club of people,” Pope Francis said during his general audience on Feb. 22.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
What book will you pick up this Lent? America editors have never been shy about making recommendations on this topic, and over the years, various contributors have also given suggestions on everything from Scripture to novels to devotional reading and more.
Pews in a Catholic Church.
FaithScripture Reflections
Zac Davis
A Reflection for Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time, by Zac Davis
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis has unequivocally confirmed that bishops must obtain authorization from the Holy See before granting permission to celebrate the pre-Vatican II Mass in parish churches.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinChristopher Parker
Two former F.B.I. agents who went on to hold leadership roles in the church say a memo characterizing traditionalist Catholics as possible domestic threats is a troubling example of the bureau not following its own guidelines.
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Politics & SocietyPodcasts
The Gloria Purvis Podcast
Mardi Gras is not only Catholic, it’s French, Creole, African-American, African and Native American. And there are layers to this ornate carnival that reveal a powerful history of Black joy, resistance and rebellion.
Politics & SocietyNews
Alejandra Molina - Religion News Service
Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell was committed to ‘the ordinary person, not the rich Catholic,’ said Linda Dakin-Grimm, an immigration attorney who worked with the bishop. His death is being investigated as a homicide.