FaithShort Take
Zac Davis
Simone Biles is widely acknowledged as the greatest gymnast of all time. In light of her decision to withdraw from the individual all-around gymnastics competition, it’s time to acknowledge her new public role of spiritual director.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Michael J. Garanzini
As we look ahead to our post-pandemic future, we need to think about the role that higher education must play in creating meaningful opportunities for students, especially those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
Activists erect a rainbow-colored heart in front of the parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, on July 8. The activists are protesting against the recently passed law that they say discriminates against L.G.B.T.Q. people. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Marc Roscoe Loustau
Some activists in Hungary have reacted to an anti-L.G.B.T.Q. law by calling for an investigation of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, writes Marc Roscoe Loustau. But turning the crisis into a political football may backfire.
Father Stephen Saffron, parish administrator, elevates the Eucharist during a traditional Latin Mass July 18, 2021, at St. Josaphat Church in the Queens borough of New York City. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
FaithShort Take
James Martin, S.J.
Father James Martin analyzes Pope Francis’ new decree.
Arts & CultureShort Take
J.D. Long-García
Intense competition can sometimes feel like clan warfare — and it’s all set aside in this celebration of baseball. The Catholic Church can learn from this game.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Thomas G. Wenski
The Haitian people are resourceful enough and resilient enough to find Haitian solutions to Haitian problems, if allowed to do so.