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Pope Francis speaks with bishops from Colombia on the final day of their “ad limina” visit to the Vatican on March 24, 2023. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)
FaithShort Take
Paul D. McNelis, S.J.
Seeing the pope every five years is not enough.
FaithShort Take
Rabbi Daniel F. Polish
After this letter, all of us must contend with the implications of the fact that he knew about the death camps—and he did nothing.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Michael O'Brien
To this day, my best friends are people I grew up with on Staten Island. But I am ashamed of how some members of my community have reacted to the recent arrival of migrants.
FaithShort Take
Thomas Reese - Religion News Service
Pope Francis will soon have appointed 72% of the cardinal electors—but the next pope could still surprise us.
From left to right, family members Bernadette Semple (in the background), Toni Ann Semple and Denise Semple pray during Mass Sept. 3, 2023, at St. Peter Claver Church in St. Inigoes, Md. The Mass closed the Southern Maryland GU272 – Jesuit Enslaved Descendant Gathering Aug. 31-Sept. 3. (OSV News photo/ Mihoko Owada, Catholic Standard)
FaithShort Take
Brian Paulson
Six years ago, for the first time, I sat face-to-face with the descendants of the 272 people my own religious order, the Jesuits, enslaved and sold 185 years ago.
Arts & CultureShort Take
Joe Hoover, S.J.
When we see a spectacular athlete praying in public, we can see her as a sort of athletic Christian soldier, a “counternarrative” to a godless culture or shallow world—and miss the simple, moving experience of the athlete, who is Christian, who is praying.