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How many are willing to have their minds changed, to desire for something from this synodal process that goes deeper than their pre-existing agenda?
A Reflection for Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent, by Cristobal Spielmann
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Pope Francis continues his audiences on evangelization: It is always an "ecclesial service, never solitary, never isolated, never individualistic."
A man rides a motorcycle past debris from destroyed buildings in Samandag, southern Turkey, on Feb. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
Long before the earthquakes in February, the viability of the Christian community in Samandag had been under cultural and economic threat. Many from the city’s minority Christian community had already departed, seeking economic or educational opportunities elsewhere.
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A Catholic university in Ohio is making alternate arrangements for students to attend what is commonly called the “traditional Latin Mass,” after the local bishop implemented recently issued restrictions from the Vatican.
Elizabeth Sweeny Block and Abigail Favale are two Catholic scholars who have modeled civil debate around sex and gender in the pages of America and do so again this week on “The Gloria Purvis Podcast.”
How does Pope Francis understand what he’s doing? We could argue that these past 10 years have been a journey of reception and implementation of Vatican II.
America isn't always great about sports coverage—but college basketball has been an exception, particularly when it comes to March Madness.
“Top-down” ecumenism has not reduced the distance between the Catholic church and other churches. We need grassroots ecumenical relationships now.
Pope Francis has renewed the Council of Cardinal Advisors that he first established soon after his election on March 13, 2013, to assist him in the governance of the universal church.