Arts & CulturePoetry
Devon Balwit
where one goes all follow
Arts & CultureBooks
Gregory Hillis
Most of the players Brad Balukjian met struggled with the shock of having to leave the game.
Arts & CultureBooks
Sinead Gleeson's body shapes—molded by leukemia, a hip replacement, complicated childbirths—provide the most fully realized essays in 'Constellations.'
Arts & CultureBooks
Thomas P. Rausch
Two recent books by Benjamin McKean and Vincent Bevins show the violence done to developing countries in the name of economic prosperity and U.S. political hegemony.
FaithFaith in Focus
Kat Dolan
I am alive because a woman spent years watching me emerge from the dead and refused to be afraid. 
FaithFaith in Focus
Stephanie Saldaña
In this year, with the pilgrims gone and the holy places nearly empty, I set out to spend some time on the Mount of Olives to see what I can learn from the ancient trees.
FaithFaith and Reason
Firmin DeBrabander
While we seem to take privacy seriously as a culture, in reality we allow unfettered access to our personal information in countless ways.
Don Clemmer
The human formation provided in integrated formation models for the priesthood results not only in healthier, more well-rounded priests but also helps advance the vision of Vatican II.
Kevin Bourgeois with Archbishop Gregory Aymond (CNS photo/courtesy Archdiocese of New Orleans)
Peter Finney Jr. - Catholic News Service
“There’s no need for us to be at odds,” Archbishop Aymond said of the relationship between the archdiocese and SNAP. “We want the same thing, and reconciliation has happened.”
Politics & SocietyDispatches
America Staff
The sharpest enrollment decline was for prekindergarten enrollment at Catholic schools, which was down almost 27 percent.
Politics & SocietyEditorials
The Editors
Easter reminds the faithful of our obligation to maintain hope in the darkest of times.
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Our readers
‘The availability of online church is a mixed blessing.’
FaithFaith in Focus
Christopher Pramuk
Joyce Coleman sings the soul of a community whose faith has been tested by fire across generations, centuries, in this country. To sing such a faith is, for this white Catholic, to be filled with wonder and gratitude—beyond words, beyond speech, beyond concept.
People in Philadelphia attend a vigil in solidarity with the Asian American community on March 17, 2021, after increased attacks on the community since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Robert Aaron Long of Woodstock, Ga., was charged that same day with killing eight people at three Atlanta-area spas March 16. Six of the eight were women of Asian descent, but Long told police racial bias was not his motive. (CNS photo/Rachel Wisniewski, Reuters
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, O.F.M. Conv.: “We must, as a Christian family of faith, work to protect the whole community. We must speak up against any aggression and we must be active in our pursuit to end racism and discrimination of every kind.”
FaithFaith in Focus
J.D. Long-García
Loyola Academy at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix is a program for incoming sixth grade boys who demonstrate academic gifts and financial need.
FaithFaith in Focus
Valerie Schultz
My parents never told me this, but parenting adults is hard.
Kirsten Grieshaber - Associated PressDaniel Niemann - Associated Press
A report commissioned by Germany’s Cologne archdiocese on church officials’ handling of past cases of sexual abuse found 75 cases in which high-ranking officials neglected their duties.
FaithShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Recent articles in National Catholic Reporter and Crisis criticize Bishop Barron for opposing reasons, but it is remarkable how similar their endpoints are: Bishop Barron makes great points about our enemies, but he just does not get us.
Politics & SocietyNews
Brian Roewe - Catholic News Service
Sister Jean, who has been fully vaccinated, will travel to Indianapolis in time to watch the eighth-seeded Ramblers take on No. 9 seed Georgia Tech March 19.
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
While the Catholic Church cannot bless unions that are not sacramental marriages, the church will always welcome and accompany everyone, no matter their situation in life, said the prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life.