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January 2023

Vol. 228 / No. 1

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america staff stands and listens to the pope who is to the right of the camera
Faith Of Many Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J.December 15, 2022

Pastoralidad is not a normal word in Spanish any more than pastorality is in English. Yet as soon as you hear it, you know what it means, or at least you think you do.

priest holding up eucharist at moment of consecration, during a latin mass
Faith Your Take
Our readersDecember 15, 2022

Responses to Kerry Weber’s “Stop saying the Latin Mass is more reverent” were varied, with strong feelings on both sides. These are a selection of reader reactions.

A woman holds up a sign during a rally against assisted suicide in 2016 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. In a Toronto speech, Cardinal Gerhard Muller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has urged Canadians to work to reverse euthanasia rulings. (CNS photo/Art Babych)
Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsDecember 15, 2022

There is a reason the Catholic Church often speaks of abortion and euthanasia together as life issues.

man holds up the eucharist at an altar with candles in front of him
Faith Short Take
Joshua J. WhitfieldDecember 15, 2022

Given that so many converts come into the church precisely because they have discovered the Eucharist, it seems sensible we should listen to them especially.

A boy stands before wind turbines at the Ashegoda Wind Farm, near Mekele in Ethiopia's Tigray region. Congolese Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo Besungu said the climate crisis is holding back African development. (CNS photo/Kumerra Gemechu, Reuters)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Russell Pollitt, S.J.November 14, 2022

“Loss and damage” because of climate change—the idea that the worst affected emerging economies receive compensation from affluent nations that have contributed the most to global warming—has for the first time been included on the agenda.

Faith Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 17, 2022

The appointment of Gleison De Paula Souza as secretary means that now three out of the four senior positions of responsibility at the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life are held by laypeople.

Faith Dispatches
Christopher ParkerNovember 18, 2022

Increased rates of malnourishment, greater discrimination against women and widening restrictions on religious freedom have contributed to a higher rate of material and spiritual poverty worldwide.