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November 2021

Vol. 225 / No. 6

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Sister Romana Uzodimma, a Sister of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus, distributes food at Catholic Charities' Spanish Catholic Center in Washington on July 15, 2020. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinOctober 14, 2021

Catholic ministries face an uncertain financial future as religiosity decreases among younger Americans—including, perhaps, descendants of prominent Catholic philanthropic leaders.

Usher Gene Johann uses a collection basket during Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Rocky Point, N.Y., in 2018. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society Dispatches
America StaffOctober 14, 2021

A likely increase in 2021 charitable giving is being driven by two factors: increasing financial security and a “heightened sense of people’s needs in the philanthropic marketplace” because of the continuing Covid-19 crisis.

Politics & Society Dispatches
Eduardo Campos LimaOctober 14, 2021

In a region of vast distances, weak infrastructure and a relatively small number of priests, religious and laywomen like Sister Laura are the mainstay of Catholic spirituality.

Politics & Society Features
Daniel LipinskiOctober 13, 2021

I was one of the last pro-Life Democrats in Congress. Extreme partisan division may have cost me my seat—but it could cost the country even more.

Politics & Society Features
Don ClemmerOctober 14, 2021

As the U.S. bishops’ conference discerns a path forward, veterans cite legacy of work for the common good

Faith Faith and Reason
Jessica CoblentzOctober 14, 2021

My students at a Catholic women's college have taught me—and can teach the rest of the church—a great deal about living in a church marred by the scandal of sexual abuse by clergy.

Faith Faith in Focus
Shannon LastSeptember 03, 2021

As images of desperate Afghan refugees flooded the news last week, I felt overwhelmed by my own inadequacy. Then I saw an Amazon wishlist of refugees’ concrete needs — and logged on to Twitter.