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Arts & CultureShort Take
James T. Keane
This week, the New England Patriots parted ways with their legendary head coach, Bill Belichick. Did he get too much credit for the team’s success?
A group of students of different races wearing scrubs and white jackets and taking notes while sitting at classroom desks
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Stephen P. Lucke
The Supreme Court has limited the consideration of race in admissions, but Catholic schools may still pursue diversity by selecting students likely to advance social justice after they graduate.
A gay couple lights votive candles at a Catholic church in Essen, Germany, on Oct. 30, 2021. (OSV News photo/Harald Oppitz, KNA)
FaithShort Take
Kevin P. Quinn
With “Fiducia Supplicans,” Pope Francis turns the church’s attention to the pastoral needs of same-sex couples. We can chart this development over the past two years.
FaithShort Take
Terence Sweeney
'Exodus 90' is meant as a spiritual and athletic exercise for men that centers on prayer, fasting and fraternity. It gets some things wrong and some things right. In the process, it reveals some of the failures of the church today.
Flames are seen in front of the U.S. Capitol in this photo illustration. (iStock/Douglas Rissing)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
The headlines suggest that our political systems are incapable of solving big problems. What if we temper our expectations and realize that politics can bring out both the best and worst of humans?
FaithShort Take
Charles C. Camosy
Our consumerist throwaway culture has severe and palpable noneconomic effects, driving the resort to abortion, assisted suicide, and even the way we treat animals in factory farms.