March 5, 2018

Vol.218 / No.5

March 5, 2018

Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeFebruary 06, 2018

Bishop Kang believes the upcoming Winter Olympics in Korea and the surprise decision of officials in the North to allow North Korean athletes to participate offers a small opening for progress.

Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinFebruary 09, 2018

Pope Francis has encouraged church leaders to accept “a healthy dose of self-criticism.”

The Chicago River goes green for St. Patrick's Day. (iStock/ChelFoto)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Robert David SullivanFebruary 22, 2018

The Irish-American population is almost seven times bigger than Ireland itself, but it is also aging and shrinking.

Arts & Culture Features
James T. KeaneFebruary 23, 2018

The numbers augur an uncertain future for the Catholic Church in Ireland, long a place where Catholicism seemed sure of deep roots and high adherence to practice and tradition.

Faith Features
Elizabeth Colmant EstesFebruary 23, 2018

As Christians, our goal in life is to stop living like the security-minded goats we find in Matthew 25 and instead become like the extravagant sheep who give food to hungry people, water to anyone who thirsts and, of course, welcome to strangers.

Faith Faith in Focus
Mickey McGrath, O.S.F.S.November 10, 2017

In my lifetime, I do not recall having so many reasons to cry and send up my sighs to Mary for help and hope.

Arts & Culture Ideas
Tom DeignanFebruary 23, 2018

Hunger strikes raise thorny political, philosophical and even spiritual questions.