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December 2022

Vol. 227 / No. 5

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Faith Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.November 17, 2022

Through all the triumphs and tragedies of the church in its American pilgrimage, we kept the faith; we helped others to find their faith again.

sebastian gomes stands next to a man who is featured in the people of god video. they stand in front of a plywood-boarded up church entrance. sebastian wears a red shirt, the man an orange one
Faith Your Take
Our readersNovember 17, 2022

In October, America Media released a groundbreaking documentary meant to deepen the ongoing conversation about the Catholic Church in the United States.

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Faith Editorials
The EditorsNovember 17, 2022

For the Christian, hope is the virtue that lives where optimism claims to abide: trust in the assurance of God’s fidelity and the belief that we can participate in God’s faithful action in the world.

Major companies are now expanding benefits to include travel to Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics (such as this facility in Baltimore) but have been slower to expand paid parental leave. (CNS photo/Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review)
Politics & Society Short Take

More employers are promising to cover the costs of getting an abortion. They do not seem as eager to to expand paid parental leave and other benefits for workers who want children.

Giorgia Meloni, leader of Brothers of Italy, holds a sign at the party's election night headquarters in Rome Sept. 26, 2022. Italian voters handed a victory to a coalition of center-right parties and set the stage for Meloni to become the next prime minister. (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters)
Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellOctober 14, 2022

There is much speculation about how Pope Francis and Giorgia Meloni, the future prime minister of Italy, will relate to each other. Their positions on the migrant question appear to be diametrically opposed.

Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 19, 2022

A new study on the well-being of U.S. Catholic priests found that most support a zero-tolerance policy against child sex abuse but do not trust that their bishop would support them in the face of a false allegation.

A Cameroonian elite Rapid Intervention Battalion member patrols the abandoned village of Ekona in the Anglophone region on Oct. 4, 2018. (CNS photo/Zohra Bensemra, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Russell Pollitt, S.J.October 20, 2022

Separatists are demanding a $50,000 ransom for the release of their victims.