Healing Teeth, Restoring Lives

October 14, 2019

Vol. 221 / No. 8

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October 14, 2019

Pope Francis embraces Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, superior general of the Society of Jesus, during a meeting with editors and staff of the Jesuit-run magazine, La Civilta Cattolica, at the Vatican Feb. 9, 2017. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout)
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 16, 2019

His critics know Pope Francis "will not change,” said Father Sosa, adding, “In reality, these [attacks] are a way to influence the election of the next pope.”

Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinSeptember 23, 2019

In an email sent Monday to the Brebeuf school community, William Verbryke, S.J., the school’s president, wrote, “We have just learned that the Congregation for Catholic Education has decided to suspend the Archbishop’s decree on an interim basis, pending its final resolution of our appeal.”

Faith Dispatches
Kerry WeberSeptember 30, 2019

“Someone once said to me that the St. Louis Jesuits wrote the spiritual soundtrack to our lives,” said John Limb, former publisher of Oregon Catholic Press, the publisher of the St. Louis Jesuits. “For those of us of a certain age, that was true.”

The St. Louis Jesuits at their final concert, on Sept. 29 at Powell Hall in St. Louis. From left, Tim Manion, John Foley, S.J., Bob Dufford, S.J., Dan Schutte and Roc O'Connor, S.J. (Don Doll, S.J.)
Faith Dispatches
Isabelle SenechalOctober 02, 2019

We asked America readers for their 10 favorite hymns of all time, as well as their favorite St. Louis Jesuit hymns, to mark the farewell concert by the St. Louis Jesuits. There was some crossover on both lists.

Politics & Society Features
John W. MillerOctober 02, 2019

Everybody would get this money, regardless of their wealth or income: you, your mom, Bill Gates. The payments would be made for life.

Faith Features
Eve TushnetOctober 04, 2019

Healing teeth can be a first step in restoring hope and giving us a chance to tell a new story with our lives.

Faith Faith in Focus
Colleen DugganSeptember 04, 2019

We must not fear losing priests because we ask the right questions of our bishops.