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March 2023

Vol. 228 / No. 3

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Faith Of Many Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J.February 16, 2023

Mustard Seed Communities began as a response to the needs of abandoned and disabled children in Jamaica, and God is present even in the midst of the suffering faced by people there.

pope benedict talks in one of his general audiences
Faith Your Take
Our readersFebruary 16, 2023

Our readers offered a variety of perspectives on Pope Benedict XVI and his ministry after the publication of America's articles on his life and passing.

Faith Editorials
The EditorsFebruary 16, 2023

In many senses, Pope Francis has proven the most communication-savvy pontiff in history. Francis has proven willing to make himself available to a degree that previous popes never even considered.

Russian recruits called up for military service walk along a platform before boarding a train in Omsk, Russia, on Nov. 27, 2022. (CNS photo/Alexey Malgavko, Reuters)
Faith Short Take
Siobhan Heekin-CanedyJanuary 27, 2023

While representing Ukraine as an ice dancer in the Olympics, I made friends with many Russians. And I hope that one day my daughter can greet them in their own language.

A prisoner under escort at the South Western Front during the Irish Civil War: July 22, 1922. Courtesy of National Library of Ireland Ref.: HOG106.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin HargadenJanuary 19, 2023

The peaceful sharing of power by Irish political parties that once went to war may be understood as a triumph of the common good.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 31, 2023

”Hands off Africa!” Pope Francis said on the first day of his visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. “Stop choking Africa: It is not a mine to be stripped or a terrain to be plundered.”

The Rev. Ajani Gibson of the Archdiocese of New Orleans preaches during a prayer service in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at St. Kevin Church in Queens, N.Y., on Jan. 16. (OSV News photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Faith Dispatches
Michael Simone, S.J.February 16, 2023

The Catholic Church has produced preachers whose inspiring words resulted in immediate conversions. Even today, there are many excellent Catholic preachers, but this does not seem to be the norm.