Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
On Ash Wednesday, Joe Biden urged Americans to hold in prayer those who have suffered from the Covid-19 pandemic while “look[ing] with hope and anticipation toward Easter and brighter days ahead.”
Arts & CultureBooks
Mary Gordon
Max Jacob, a poet and painter, reminds us of the complex possibilities of a life lived passionately, ardently, playfully and in torment.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Sam Rocha
Catholics in the United States who frequently use the expressions “culture of death” and “dictatorship of relativism” increasingly inhabit—and have helped to build—a world that these slogans describe.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
The “On Eagle’s Wings” debate was never just about a hymn. It was about whether Catholics will rip each other apart during the Biden presidency.
FaithNews
Mark Pattison - Catholic News Service
According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, more Americans say the coronavirus pandemic has strengthened their religious faith than those in 13 other nations that possess what Pew called “advanced economies.”
FaithNews
Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service
“We are a community; everyone here is important,” said St. Brigid’s pastor, Josephite Father Kenneth Keke. “Whatever belongs to the parish belongs to everyone; in our parish, the success of anyone is the success of all.”