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FaithFaith in Focus
Sarah-Marie Chan
Since this synod was announced in 2021, I have worked with the Seattle chancery as a synod volunteer and responded to the call for dialogue by personally talking with 100 people who were baptized and are now non-practicing.
Suzanne Krumpelman, counselor at St. Joseph School in Fayetteville, Ark., reads to first graders about friendship Feb. 9, 2022, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Catholic mental health professionals and diocesan officials, young people face considerable mental health challenges -- and the adults in their lives need to listen. (OSV News photo/CNS file, Travis McAfee, Arkansas Catholic)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
America Staff
Catholic schools have endured a whipsaw from the Covid-19 pandemic in recent years.
The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat gestures to the crowd participates at FreedomFest 2018, an annual gathering of Libertarians, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 11, 2018.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Bill McCormick, S.J.
You may disagree with Mr. Douthat’s analysis of Catholicism, but you can’t ignore him.
pope francis sits in his white chair in front of a group of italian bishops and leaders
FaithLast Take
Anna Rowlands
I have learned more about the church than I could ever have imagined, and the synod process has come to seem even more urgent and fruitful.
people dance in front of the stage where a worship leader leads people in song at a nondenominational church
J.D. Long-García
Why are Latinos leaving the Catholic Church? And where are they going? In Phoenix, Grace Walk Church has welcomed those searching for a spiritual home away from the Catholic Church
Arts & CultureBooks
Brian Linnane
In his new memoir, a noted scholar of L.G.B.T. history describes a world of extended family, Catholic schools and parish life that offered a relatively safe space for him to discover himself as a politically progressive gay man.