FaithShort Take
Thomas J. Reese
The purpose of a transparent and collegial process is to develop good liturgy that is supported by a consensus within the community.
FaithShort Take
Ashley Herzog
On the 109th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, Ashley Herzog writes about the last moments of Father Thomas Byles, who ministered to Catholic passengers and is being proposed for sainthood.
FaithShort Take
Adam A.J. Deville
The psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan explained how it can be healthy to sometimes ‘hate’ what we truly love, including the church.
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FaithShort Take
Debra K. Mooney
We are all emerging from our Covid retreat and encountering sensory overload, writes Debra K. Mooney. The principles of Ignatian retreat and discernment can help us with the re-entry process.
Migrants from Honduras walk toward Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas, to turn themselves in on March 29, 2021. (CNS photo/Edgard Garrido, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Joanna Williams
Many migrants and asylum seekers are parents doing their best to make difficult decisions, writes Joanna Williams, executive director of the Kino Border Initiative. That recognition should guide our border policies.
Father Giancarlo Ruggieri celebrates a livestreamed Easter Mass in San Giorgio Ionico, Italy, on April 12, 2020. (CNS photo/Alessandro Garofalo, Reuters)
FaithShort Take
Katharine Gordon
Vaccines are promising an end to the Covid-19 pandemic, but weekly Mass attendance may not yet be possible. And for centuries, many Catholics have maintained faith without it.