Pope Francis' new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, came out today. It’s a diagnosis of our social ills, which have been complicated by the covid-19 pandemic. Francis has said for months that we can’t go back to the way the world was before the pandemic: This is our chance to build a new society based on loving our neighbor. In Fratelli Tutti, he lays out that vision.
In this video, Colleen Dulle, host of "Inside the Vatican," gives her top five takeaways from the new document.
How can Catholics decide who vote for in the 2020 election? John Carr, former USCCB staff member, joins America's Michael O’Loughlin to discuss why he has decided to vote for Vice President Joe Biden.
Churches are beginning to reopen. Should you go back to Mass? Four of America's editors who recently attended Mass at their local parishes discuss the discernment process and safety measures around this question facing Catholics during the Covid-19 pandemic. They also reflect on how the pandemic has impacted our understanding of the parish as a community.
Father Bryan Massingale, author of “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church” and Professor of Theology at Fordham University, joins America's Michael O'Loughlin for a conversation on racism, white privilege and what the church can do to address these issues moving forward.
You can read Fr. Massingale's article, “The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it,” at this link.
The 30th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Fr. Adolfo Nicolás, died in Tokyo, Japan on May 20th at the age of 84. On "Behind the Story," Fr. James Grummer, superior of the Pontifical Gregorian University Jesuit Community and former regional assistant to Fr. Nicolás, joins Executive Editor Sebastian Gomes for a conversation on Fr. Nicolás' legacy.
America is working from home during the Covid-19 crisis. What does that look like? Our editors walk you through their routines so you can see what it takes to bring you the best America videos, podcasts and stories.