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A priest lifts up the consecrated host during Mass.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
The great Catholic irony is that the Mass—that ripe cadenced insane activity at the heart of the church—is weirdly, bizarrely, the right and fitting place to bring our concerns about the Mass itself.
A voter in New York City fills out a ballot at Hudson Yards during early voting on Oct. 24, 2021. (CNS photo/Bryan R Smith, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Sarah Vincent
Notre Dame researchers are exploring a surprisingly complex aspect of Catholic life: how Catholics vote. The report focused on the unique pressures and behaviors of “seamless garment” Catholics in making electoral decisions.
Arts & CultureFeatures
Kenneth L. Woodward
Kenneth Woodward interviews the Rev. Joseph Komonchak, the renowned scholar of the Second Vatican Council, on the council's impact yesterday and today.
Arts & CultureBooks
Mike Mastromatteo
Does Christian literary expression hover as “something between a dead language and a hangover"? Have Catholic artists “ceded the arts to secular society"? In response to what might be considered a literary call to action comes a new book by Joshua Hren.
Arts & CultureVantage Point
Sigrid Undset
Sigrid Undset, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1928, contributed numerous articles to America, including this 1942 essay on Catholic writers.
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
As we celebrate St. Patrick's Day, it is good to look back on some of the saint's legendary accomplishments—some more legendary than others.