Where Do We Go From Here?

December 5-12, 2016

Vol.215 / No.18
Arts & Culture Theater
Rob Weinert-KendtNovember 23, 2016

How the theater helps us to survive, and to challenge, politics

Cardinal Blase Cupich, the archbishop of Chicago
Faith Signs Of the Times

"The problem that we have today, not only in society but also in the church, is that we've become too polarized," Cardinal Kevin Farrell, an Irish-born prelate who was bishop of Dallas before taking over a Vatican department on family life earlier this year, told America.

Pope Francis greets the crowd after celebrating the closing Mass of the jubilee Year of Mercy in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 20. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellNovember 23, 2016

Pope Francis: "If you do not listen to people, how can you preach?”

Jim O'GradyNovember 23, 2016

How do you carry on when a majority of your own church, clerical and lay, denounces you?

Faith Signs Of the Times

The church is not a prop for one’s ego, a soapbox for ideas or a suit of armor protecting a sad life, Pope Francis said in an interview published in the Nov. 18 edition of Avvenire, an Italian Catholic newspaper.

A young Syrian man receives medical treatment July 21 at a field hospital in the region of Douma in Damascus, Syria. (CNS photo/Mohammed Badra, Reuters)
Politics & Society Current Comment
The EditorsNovember 22, 2016

On the campaign trail, the president-elect put Syrian refugees “on notice.”