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Maria Wiering - OSV News
Tensions rise between Carmelite nuns and Fort Worth Bishop Michael F. Olson over the nuns' acceptance of Olson's authority.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
The latest moves by the Ortega regime came close to a direct expulsion of the Jesuits without actually stepping over that line, according to an expert on Latin American revolutions.
FaithScripture Reflections
Ashley McKinless
A Reflection on the Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Apostle, by Ashley McKinless
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Robert David Sullivan
Trump skips ‘The Tonight Show Starring Donald Trump’
FaithThe Word
Victor Cancino, S.J.
August 27, 2023, Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time: This Sunday’s readings reflect on the need for genuine “servants of the Lord” in positions of authority, and they warn inadequate leaders that their time will be short.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
A Homily for the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, by Terrance Klein
Pope Francis greets Janada Marcus, a survivor of Christian persecution in Nigeria, after his general audience on March 8, 2023. She is accompanied by Father Joseph Bature Fidelis, director of a trauma center for victims of terrorism in Nigeria, and by Maria Joseph, another survivor. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithNews Analysis
Thomas P. Rausch
Pope Francis has announced a commission to identify new martyrs, and in its latest report, Open Doors International has identified 76 countries where Christians suffer “high and extreme levels of persecution.”
Pope Francis
Francis' weekly address calls believers to draw from Our Lady of Guadalupe to evangelize with courage given from the Mother.
Politics & SocietyNews
Gina Christian - OSV News
An archaeological team found “no conclusive evidence” of human remains at the former site of Pine Creek Residential School in Camperville, Manitoba, Canada.
Associated Press
A sheriff said Tuesday that authorities have subpoenaed phone records of an Alabama priest and an 18-year-old woman—who fled to Europe together—to see if there is evidence of an illegal relationship when she was a student.
Jilleen Barrett
“I think that she’s a great example of someone who used her beliefs and used her ability to make a change in the world,” one student said. “And I think that a lot of Gen Z [is] looking for ways to do that."
FaithScripture Reflections
Michael J. O’Loughlin
A Reflection for Wednesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time, by Michael J. O’Loughlin
FaithNews Analysis
Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
Cardinal Raymond Burke has written in the preface to a new book that Pope Francis is risking confusion and even schism in leading the upcoming Synod on Synodality in Rome.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
The dog days of August are also the first week of school for millions of students, parents and teachers. Want some advice on how to handle it? Generations of America contributors have had thoughts on the subject.
The Muslim American vote is growing, and that represents an opportunity for the Republican Party. In photo: participants in the annual Muslim Day Parade along Madison Avenue in New York City on Sept. 25, 2022. (iStock/Ryan Rahman)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Paul James Macrae
In Montgomery County, Md., Muslim parents have been protesting a sex-ed curriculum they say is insensitive to religious belief. Is this local battle a warning sign for Democrats nationally?
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Dorothy Day had a very realistic picture of the Catholic Church, the pope said. “To her the church frequently seemed to be on the side of the rich and the property owners, and often unaware of the need for real social justice.”
FaithScripture Reflections
Kerry Weber
A Reflection for the Memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Kerry Weber
OSV News
Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco announced Aug. 21 the archdiocese has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization “to facilitate settlements” with survivors of clergy abuse.
A woman leaves the Jesuit-run Central American University in Managua, Nicaragua, on Aug. 16, 2023. The university suspended operations Aug. 16 after Nicaraguan authorities branded the school a "center of terrorism" the previous day and froze its assets for confiscation. (OSV News photo/Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Nicaraguan officials ratcheted up a harassment campaign targeting Jesuits in Managua over the weekend.
FaithFaith in Focus
Sarah-Marie Chan
Since this synod was announced in 2021, I have worked with the Seattle chancery as a synod volunteer and responded to the call for dialogue by personally talking with 100 people who were baptized and are now non-practicing.