The Charismatic Pope

August 5, 2019

Vol. 221 / No. 3

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August 5, 2019

In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Border Patrol agent Vincent Pirro looks on near a border wall that separates the cities of Tijuana, Mexico, and San Diego, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches

Since he began his campaign for national office in 2015, President Trump has repeatedly referred to a “crisis” at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the numbers have been less consistent.

A procession for immigrant rights on July 13 in the streets surrounding St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Shrine in New York City. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jim McDermottJuly 26, 2019

Across the nation, bishops and other church leaders have spoken out against Trump administration asylum, detention and immigration policies. Many dioceses have mobilized to provide services for those under threat. But some Catholics worry the overall church response has been too muted, given the

Faith GoodNews

A Wichita, Kan., church discovered that it could wipe out $2.2 million in debt not only for neighbors in the Wichita area but for every Kansan facing imminent insolvency because of medical expenses.

Pope Francis walks as he celebrates the Pentecost Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 9, 2019. (CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters)
Faith Features
Austen IvereighJune 14, 2019

Francis may not pray in tongues, writes Austen Ivereigh, but no pope has ever identified as closely with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, nor been so keen to move it front and center of the church.

Bolivian President Evo Morales presents a gift to Pope Francis at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia, July 8. The gift was a wooden hammer and sickle -- the symbol of communism -- with a figure of the crucified Christ. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano/Illustration: America Media)
Faith Features
Dean DettloffJuly 23, 2019

What Catholics (still) don’t understand about communism.

Faith Faith in Focus
Stephen B. GrantJune 07, 2019

I am middle-aged, happily married and the father of six children. Thankfully, the monastic guest program at Mepkin Abbey, a Trappist monastery in South Carolina, is open to all.

Arts & Culture Ideas

“Hadestown,” “The Good Place” and “Fleabag” tackle life’s big questions.