Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsNovember 15, 2019
Hate crimes, particularly directed at the Jewish community, are stubbornly persistent both worldwide and in the United States, the editors write.
Faith Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.November 15, 2019
Father Matt Malone, S.J., reflects on God's grace can grace can transform nowheres into somewheres, and nobodies into somebodies.
Faith Jesuitical
JesuiticalNovember 15, 2019
Pope Francis’ reforms of the church are, depending on whom you ask, a long-awaited breath of fresh air or a slippery slope toward surrender to the modern world.
Faith News
Pope Francis said there are plans to include a definition of ecological sins in the church's official teaching.
Arts & Culture Books
Timothy P. O'MalleyNovember 14, 2019
What makes 'Mass Exodus' a must-read is careful attention to the qualitative analysis related to disaffiliation from the church.
Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, La., chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, speaks during the fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore Nov. 13, 2019. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Faith News
The document, titled "Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love—A Pastoral Letter Against Racism," sold out its first 2,000 copies eight months after it was printed and was recently sent out for a second printing.
Faith News
The conference, titled "Promoting Digital Child Dignity—From Concept to Action," brought together religious leaders, academics, policymakers and tech industry leaders from around the world.
Politics & Society News
With rumors swirling around about two of their members, the bishops of New York state celebrated Mass at the tomb of St. Peter.
Faith News
"Christ came to save 'the least, the last and the lost.' God takes the side of the poor, the oppressed, the marginalized—we can, too, and must take their side as well."
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 14, 2019
Juan Antonio Guerrero Alves, S.J., a Spanish Jesuit with a degree in economics as well as considerable administrative and international experience, will take over as the new prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy on Jan. 1, 2020.
Politics & Society Short Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J. November 13, 2019
Even as we debate the moral duties of faithful voters, we as a Catholic community have not succeeded in forming faithful candidates.
Faith News
At the start of their meeting Nov. 11, the bishops raised pressing issues that included the priesthood shortage, gun violence and the need to provide support services for pregnant women.
Faith The Good Word
Terrance KleinNovember 13, 2019
We have every reason to be worried and fearful of the modern world, but it is not the spirit of Christ that inflames us with odium.
Faith News
Bishop DiMarzio said there is no truth to the accusation.
America Media EventsNovember 13, 2019
Join us as Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns (Ret.) delivers the 2019 John Courtney Murray, S.J., Lecture.
Police detain a demonstrator during an anti-government protest in Santiago, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Chileans have been taking to the streets and clashing with the police to demand better social services and an end to economic inequality, even as the government announced that weeks of demonstrations are hurting the country's economic growth. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Eduardo Campos LimaNovember 13, 2019
The Chilean bishops’ have urged political leaders to step up to their responsibility to preserve the common good and deplored acts of anarchy and looting, most recently directed against church sites themselves. But is anyone listening to them?
Faith News
The pope's warning came as more countries have reported an escalation in anti-Semitic violence and vandalism across Europe.
Australian Cardinal George Pell is surrounded by police as he leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court in Australia, October 2017. (CNS photo//Mark Dadswell, Reuters)
Politics & Society Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 13, 2019
“The Holy See acknowledges the decision of Australia’s High Court to accept Card. George Pell’s request of appeal, aware that the cardinal has always maintained his innocence.”
Faith Podcasts
Colleen DulleNovember 13, 2019
On "Inside the Vatican," the hosts explore the political and social implications of Francis’ highly anticipated address against nuclear weapons in Nagasaki.
Faith News
“The marginalization painfully experienced by millions of persons cannot go on for long," wrote Francis.