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Michael O’Brien
Cardinal Robert McElroy, Bishop Robert Barron and Bishop Daniel Flores joined moderator Gloria Purvis for a roundtable discussion on the rise of polarization in the church.
FaithFaith in Focus
Mitchell Rozanski
In young people preparing for confirmation, I see a yearning for something more in their lives, beyond the noise and distractions of technology and social isolation.
A Palestinian boy wounded in an Israeli strike waits to receive treatment at a hospital as Israeli forces launch a ground and air operation in the eastern part of Rafah, amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, May 7, 2024. (OSV News photo/Hatem Khaled, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
With more than one million displaced Palestinians staring famine in the face last week, it is hard to imagine that conditions could get any worse in Gaza. But they have.
FaithVatican Dispatch
Colleen Dulle
Around 200 parish priests met outside Rome last week for an official synod meeting after some members of the 2023 synod assembly said not enough parish priests had been included.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Stephen McNulty
It is easy to find flaws—big ones, even—in large social movements, but we would do well to remember why student protests against the war in Gaza are happening in the first place.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael O’Brien
Many Jesuit schools have recently been sites of passionate protest, peaceful activism and regrettably some incidents of anti-Semitism.