Arts & CultureBooks
Patrick R. Manning
How do believers "make God real"? And what effect do these beliefs and practices have on their lives? A new book by T.M. Luhrmann asks these questions and more.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
Evyatar Marienberg, a historian of religion at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, has written a book about Sting’s Catholic imagination and how it fueled his creativity.
The cast of ‘Father Ted,’ from left clockwise: Pauline McLynn, Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon and Frank Kelly (photo: Alamy/Moviestore Collection Ltd)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Addison Del Mastro
“Father Ted” can be seen as both a relic of an Irish moment and a humorous, but serious, argument against the confessional state.
From left: Swimmer Katie Ledecky (Rob Schumacher, USA TODAY Sports via Reuters); long-distance runner Molly Seidel (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters); Mariel Zagunis (Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters) and gymnast Simone Biles (Dylan Martinez, Reuters). Illustration by America staff.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Grace DoerflerAmelia JareckeChloe Gunther
As Team U.S.A. heads to Tokyo, keep an eye on these athletes and all of the Olympians whose faith inspires them in competition.
Arts & CultureFilm
America Staff
A simple, well-told story can bear some of the most profound truths.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Jeffrey Thomson
Because Francis demanded poverty, after all