September 30, 2019

Vol. 221 / No. 7

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September 30, 2019

Dancers perform before Pope Francis leads a vigil with young people at the Soamandrakizay diocesan field in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Sept. 7, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellSeptember 20, 2019

In all three countries, Pope Francis pleaded for protection of the environment. Mining by foreign companies to extract precious minerals has been a major problem in Madagascar and Mozambique. In Madagascar, deforestation is especially a threat.

Politics & Society GoodNews

Cholera is caused by bacteria ingested with contaminated food or water that infects the intestines, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Faith Features
J.D. Long-GarcíaSeptember 20, 2019

Some Catholic schools are implementing dual-language programs, part of an effort to reflect the reality of life in the church in the United States.

Faith Features
Pádraig Ó TuamaSeptember 20, 2019

To listen carefully to an arguing group is to gain a peculiar glimpse into the desires and anxieties of that group.

Faith Faith and Reason
Grant KaplanAugust 27, 2019

Despite the long and illustrious history of the Catholic Church in Germany, in the late 19th century Catholics became the great Other to modernizing, secularizing forces.

Faith Faith in Focus
Paul MarianiSeptember 13, 2019

Who was this brilliant, saintly priest who founded the Christian Brothers? Perhaps now, on the 300th anniversary of his death, it is time for those of us who have benefited so richly from our educations to remember who he was.

Arts & Culture Books
Megan K. McCabeSeptember 16, 2019

Karen O'Donnell writes her own trauma theology as a “survivor’s gift that is offered as both a comfort and a challenge.”