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FaithFaith and Reason
James T. Keane
One year into a three-year global synodal process, we should not expect hot-button issues and their promoters to vanish, nor for public disagreements among Catholics to cease.
Trappist Father Thomas Merton, one of the most influential Catholic authors of the 20th century, is pictured in an undated photo.
FaithFaith and Reason
Gregory Hillis
Faced with anxieties we have not experienced since the Cold War, perhaps it is time to return to Thomas Merton’s writings on nuclear weapons and the Christian responsibility to advocate for peace in a nuclear age.
FaithFaith and Reason
John Chryssavgis
The war is not about Russia capturing Ukraine; it is about Russia challenging the Western world, which Mr. Putin and Patriarch Kirill both regard as evil.
FaithFaith and Reason
Lucia A. Silecchia
Since the spring of 2021, millions of Americans have left the workforce, and many may not intend to return. Humanity’s complex relationship with work is worth revisiting in light of today’s so-called Great Resignation.
FaithFaith and Reason
Pamela Walsh
When victims and survivors of sexual abuse are blamed, marginalized, stigmatized or silenced, they can be traumatized all over again. The Archdiocese of Regina is trying something new in its work with survivors.
A penitent receives ashes at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City during Ash Wednesday Mass Feb. 17, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
FaithFaith and Reason
Bruce T. Morrill
Ash Wednesday isn’t a holy day of obligation, but in English-speaking countries, it still has a powerful draw even for Catholics who are otherwise non-practicing.