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March 2024

Vol. 230 / No. 3

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Faith Of Many Things
Sam Sawyer, S.J.February 15, 2024

There is a profound grace in submitting ourselves to a rhythm of time that we do not control.

Faith Your Take
Our readersFebruary 15, 2024

Many readers agreed with the editors that “Fiducia Supplicans” allows the church to accompany all people who seek God's blessing, but others were skeptical about the declaration’s efficacy and impact on church unity.

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsFebruary 07, 2024

The overriding concern is that the goal of a just war must always be to restore or establish peace.

Two boys stand on a swing set in front of a modern, mid-rise apartment building.
Politics & Society Short Take
Addison Del MastroFebruary 15, 2024

Housing is an extension of people and of the family, and we can’t ignore the need for more housing simply because we don't want our neighborhoods to change.

Politics & Society Dispatches
J.D. Long GarcíaJanuary 19, 2024

In November voters in Arizona will vote on a ballot measure legalizing abortion in the state. If the state’s pro-life Latinas have anything to say about it, Arizona will reject expanding abortion.

Father Gerard Quirke raises the chalice at Mass Rock overlooking Keem Bay on Ireland's Achill Island April 4, 2021. The church in Ireland is launching a Year for Vocations as it grapples with a steep decline in seminary numbers and with aging priests. (OSV News photo/Seán Molloy, courtesy Irish Catholic)
Faith Dispatches
Kevin HargadenJanuary 24, 2024

RTÉ aired two documentaries in January looking at the decline of the Catholic Church in Ireland: “The Last Priests in Ireland” and “The Last Nuns in Ireland.” But signs of hope can still be discerned amid the decline after years of church turbulence.

In downtown Boa Vista, an enormous statue of a garimpeiro panning for gold dominates the square facing the state legislature.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael Swan, Yone SimidzuFebruary 02, 2024

Over the four-year administration of President Jair Bolsonaro, between 2019 and 2023, 570 Yanomami children perished as 20,000 wildcat miners, known in Brazil as garimpeiros, tore up the forest in what should have been protected Yanomami territory, seeking gold, tin and minerals used in