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Russian recruits called up for military service walk along a platform before boarding a train in Omsk, Russia, on Nov. 27, 2022. (CNS photo/Alexey Malgavko, Reuters)
FaithShort Take
Siobhan Heekin-Canedy
While representing Ukraine as an ice dancer in the Olympics, I made friends with many Russians. And I hope that one day my daughter can greet them in their own language.
a congolese woman in a yellow dress and blue and white headscarf prays with hands uplifted and eyes closed
John Burger - OSV News
The nation with the highest Catholic Mass attendance could be Nigeria, as 94 percent of self-identified Nigerian Catholics said they attended daily or weekly Mass, in a new study.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Atar Hadari
Mario Puzo's novels are shot through with religious themes—but almost never with genuinely religious characters.
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Victor Almanzar and Common in ’Between Riverside and Crazy’ (Joan Marcus).
Arts & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
As ever, Stephen Adly Guirgis writes hilarious, profane dialogue and puts his characters in contention over matters both petty and portentous.
Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell in ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ (Fox Searchlight)
Arts & CultureFilm
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
Martin McDonagh’s new movie “The Banshees of Inisherin” serves up sad enough stuff to leave viewers crying in our beer. But first we laugh.
FaithFaith and Reason
William Dailey, C.S.C.
How does religious faith affect jurisprudence? And will the sheer number of Catholics on the Supreme Court mean anything for future cases before the Court?