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A woman prays during Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City May 15, 2023.
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The share of Catholics going to Mass even a few times each year has fallen off significantly compared with the number before the Covid pandemic, but U.S. Catholics overall are largely optimistic about their church and its leaders, a new survey finds.
a woman looks at a wall with face masks hanging on it
FaithFaith in Focus
America Staff
Four editors on the official end of the Covid-19 pandemic, and to consider what lessons we might take with us into the future.
FaithFaith in Focus
Molly Cahill
One day, Covid-19 will be a story, one that we package and deliver to people who never lived through it.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Writing this marginally insane diary was a reminder to me that, no matter what disasters strike us, and no matter what destruction they wreak, we can at least find ways to diminish their soul-destroying power. We can at least laugh.
a hand holds a smartphone displaying a new york times article about covid-19
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Jim McDermott
In a time when we felt isolated, afraid and increasingly divided, The Times gave us a means to better understand what was happening and to stay connected with one another.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
“If Catholic schools were a state, they’d be the highest performing in the nation on all four N.A.E.P. tests,” Kathleen Porter-Magee, the superintendent of Partnership Schools, pointed out on Twitter.