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Pope Francis walks as he celebrates the Pentecost Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican June 9, 2019. (CNS photo/Yara Nardi, Reuters)
Austen Ivereigh June 14, 2019
Francis may not pray in tongues, writes Austen Ivereigh, but no pope has ever identified as closely with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, nor been so keen to move it front and center of the church.
Michael McKinley June 14, 2019

In the late 1940s, when he was a struggling writer of pulp fiction, L. Ron Hubbard said, “Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion.”

Philip K. Howard June 14, 2019
Most Americans want Washington to change how it works. But attacking Washington is like punching into fog.
Lauren Gilger May 31, 2019
These traditional, indigenous birth practices should never have been erased in the first place.
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John W. Miller May 21, 2019
The solution to the “current opioid crisis is one that involves the whole person.”
Emma Winters May 14, 2019
Today, 16 of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the A.J.C.U. are led by lay presidents, three of whom are women. Their perspectives as lay women professionals in leadership has brought needed skills to their institutions and created opportunities to clarify their institutions’ Jesuit