Arts & CultureIdeas
Yonat Shimron - Religion News Service
Evyatar Marienberg, a historian of religion at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, has written a book about Sting’s Catholic imagination and how it fueled his creativity.
From left: Swimmer Katie Ledecky (Rob Schumacher, USA TODAY Sports via Reuters); long-distance runner Molly Seidel (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters); Mariel Zagunis (Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters) and gymnast Simone Biles (Dylan Martinez, Reuters). Illustration by America staff.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Grace DoerflerAmelia JareckeChloe Gunther
As Team U.S.A. heads to Tokyo, keep an eye on these athletes and all of the Olympians whose faith inspires them in competition.
FaithNews
Catholic News Service
In the coronavirus year 2020, fewer Christians left the church in Germany than in previous years, two church organizations reported on Wednesday.
Arts & CultureShort Take
J.D. Long-García
Intense competition can sometimes feel like clan warfare — and it’s all set aside in this celebration of baseball. The Catholic Church can learn from this game.
Conan O’Brien ended his nearly 11-year run on TBS, Thursday, June 24, 2021, with the final episode of the late-night show “Conan.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Arts & CultureTelevision
Jake Martin
Conan never did quite fit in, and I mean that in the best possible way.
FaithNews
Mark Pattison - Catholic News Service
As the election, the pandemic and racism made headlines across the U.S. last year, priests’ homilies did not mention these events nearly as much as did sermons by Protestant preachers.