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A child's red dress hangs on a cross near the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in Kamloops, British Columbia.
Politics & SocietyInterviews
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J., speaks about the need for the Canadian church to apologize to Indigenous population for its role in abuse at residential schools.
FaithAdvent Reflections
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
A Reflection for Monday of the Fourth Week of Advent
Fireworks illuminate the Church of the Nativity as Palestinians light a Christmas tree at Manger Square in Bethlehem, West Bank, Dec. 4, 2021. (CNS photo/Mussa Qawasma, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Patriarch Sabbah: “When you celebrate Christmas, remember that in Bethlehem, in Jerusalem, life is not a Christmas life. It is not the blessed life of the new redeemed humanity. The song of the Angels is far away.”
FaithFaith in Focus
Jim McDermott
President Joe Biden installed a new touch of his own to the White House: a framed copy of a “Hagar the Horrible” cartoon. In it, Hagar yells to the sky, “Why me?” to which God replies, “Why not?”
FaithAdvent Reflections
Molly Cahill
A Reflection for the Sunday of the Fourth Week of Advent
Arts & CultureFilm
John Anderson
Aaron Sorkin's take on the "behind-the-scenes" world of "I Love Lucy" depicts Lucille Ball in a most unsympathetic light.
FaithAdvent Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for the Saturday of the Third Week of Advent
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
A new document from the Vatican congregation that oversees Mass and the sacraments offers responses to questions some bishops have asked about restrictions on the celebration of the pre-Vatican II liturgical rite.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jim McDermott
In 2021, there seemed to be fewer series to watch, or fewer worth watching. But a few stood out.
Brandon Micheal Hall, LaChanze and Chuck Cooper in Roundabout Theatre Company's “Trouble in Mind” (photo: Joan Marcus)
Arts & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
Can Black writers flourish in a marketplace dictated by white tastes?
Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley carries a monstrance during eucharistic adoration.
Politics & SocietyNews
Rhina Guidos - Catholic News Service
Cardinal O’Malley said polarization and opposition to Pope Francis includes some prelates in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, but he did not name anyone.
Politics & SocietyFaith in Focus
Quincy Howard
I never imagined my vocation as a Dominican sister would entail being arrested by the Secret Service and spending a night in the Washington, D.C., Central jail.
FaithFaith in Focus
Caroline LaFleur
Thanks to more than 20 years of pondering the teachings, healings and sacrifices of that baby born in Bethlehem, my hopes for this child are that he will be loved abundantly and love generously in return.
Gerard O’Connell
Pope Francis, who turned 85 on Dec. 17, is “looking well and in good health,” Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the archbishop of Mumbai, said in an exclusive interview with America’s Vatican correspondent.
Politics & SocietyNews
Jack Jenkins - Religion News Service
A second painting of Jesus and his mother, Mary, in which Jesus is widely thought to be depicted as George Floyd, has been stolen from the walls of the Catholic University of America’s law school.
Arts & CultureJesuitical
A conversation with legendary chef and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich.
FaithAdvent Reflections
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.
A Reflection for the Friday of the Third Week of Advent
FaithLast Take
James T. Keane
Charles R. Morris, who died on Dec. 13, was a prolific author with a broad range of interests and expertise. He also wrote a two-part history of America Media for our 100th anniversary.
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis is facing a sustained campaign of opposition from some Catholics. He has responded with the papal equivalent of “no more Mr. Nice Guy.”
Simcha Fisher
What does the church really teach about this widely misunderstood process, and how does it play out in the lives of ordinary Catholics?