Attendees examine a poster of Mother Angelica.
FaithVantage Point
James Martin, S.J.
From 1995: Mother Angelica, devout and well-inten­tioned as she may be, has some big problems.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Joe Gunn
While the Catholic Church made headlines all summer—for all the wrong reasons— it did not end up playing a crucial role in this election campaign.
Bishop Georg Bätzing, wearing a red chasuble, carries a sharp-tipped crozier at the beginning of the autumn plenary meeting of German bishops.
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
While some bishops have called for rapid and dramatic changes to the German church, representatives from the Vatican have underscored the need for unity and deliberation.
Gloria Purvis
Stepping outside of our own particular worldview to encounter another person’s story can be scary—but the classics can help.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Lucy Kidwell
The real promise of “digital discipleship” should not prevent Christians from engaging in honest conversations about the harms of technology, especially to children.
Politics & SocietyNews
Associated Press
The Jesuit Refugee Service has encouraged Biden to raise the cap from 125,000 to 200,000 to better welcome more displaced refugees.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“I personally deserve attacks and insults because I am a sinner, but the church does not deserve them. They are the work of the devil,” the pope said to the Jesuits of Slovakia on his recent trip.
FaithFaith and Reason
Susan A. Ross
Taking women seriously as students, staff and faculty means that the Jesuit institution considers them as essential to its mission.
Gerard O’Connell
“There is much resistance to overcome the image of a church rigidly divided between leaders and subordinates, between those who teach and those who have to learn,” the pope said during an audience with the faithful from the Diocese of Rome.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Maybe the problem is not that men or “celebrities” don’t know how to be vulnerable or messy but that we don’t like to be reminded that they are. (And we are, too.)
A woman has a green check mark on her phone's screen outside the Vatican Museums.
Politics & SocietyNews
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The anti-Covid ordinance was released by the Vatican press office Sept. 20.
Conservative leader Erin O'Toole, left, and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speak during the federal election French-language leaders debate, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, in Gatineau, Que. Trudeau called the early election for Monday, Sept. 20 in hopes of winning a majority of seats in Parliament, but has faced criticism for calling a vote during a pandemic in order to cement his hold on power. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
David Agren
Justin Trudeau has never offered a cogent explanation of his decision to call a snap election. Voters have called Canada’s 44th election the “Seinfeld election”—an election about nothing.
Ashley McKinlessZac Davis
God doesn’t share in our outrage. God only invites us to kinship and connection.
Arts & CultureTelevision
Sarah Vincent
Social justice scandals play out in Netflix's newest hit "The Chair", echoing college campuses across the country. The show's empathy is remarkable, but as a recent graduate, some scenes hit too close to home.
Photo: Searchlight Pictures
Arts & CultureFilm
Ryan Di Corpo
America spoke with Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield about the nature of faith and the singular courage of Tammy Faye.
FaithFaith in Focus
Keara Hanlon
I live with chronic pain, and often it seems like no one really understands what this means. Having chronic pain, especially as a young person, can often feel lonely and isolating.
Politics & SocietyNews
Rob Gillies - Associated Press
The man who could oust Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power became Conservative Party leader with a pledge to “take back Canada”—and almost immediately started working to modernize the party by pushing it toward the political center.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
Any exit from Afghanistan was bound to be fraught. That does not reduce our responsibility to assess the Biden administration’s missteps.
FaithShort Take
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
Pope Francis has a broad—and brave—vision of what being a pastor means, writes Sam Sawyer, S.J. And that vision has room for bishops to disagree with each other about the best way forward.
Inside the Vatican
Fresh off the papal plane, Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell joins host Colleen Dulle to discuss Pope Francis’ response to his question about the U.S. bishops’ debate over denying communion to pro-choice politicians.