Claire Giangravé - Religion News Service
The number of Catholics in the world grew by more than 15 million from 2018 to 2019. But in Europe, the number of Catholic faithful decreased by almost 300,000.
Alessandro Nivola, right, as Dickie Moltisanti in ’The Many Saints of Newark’ (photo: HBO)
Arts & CultureFilm
John Anderson
When it comes to their religion, the criminals embrace the rituals and ignore the meaning.
Arts & CultureShort Take
James T. Keane
Yes, the Fighting Irish are undefeated. Yes, they have beaten several very good teams. Yes, their opponent this weekend, Cincinnati, is the only currently nationally-ranked team left on their schedule. Who are we kidding? Notre Dame is doomed.
Arts & CultureBooks
René Ostberg
In his portrait of a once ultra-devout country undergoing rapid spiritual decline, Derek Scally paints a vivid picture of Irish indifference toward the church.
Arts & CultureCatholic Book Club
James T. Keane
The two most recent selections for the Catholic Book Club were novels that originally began as short stories.
 Father Paul Hill (Hamish Linklater) as Father Paul Hill in ‘Midnight Mass’ (photo: IMDB)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Nick Ripatrazone
“Midnight Mass” feels like a throwback to the world that received “The Exorcist” in 1973.