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Pope Francis greets a child during an audience with people who have autism at the Vatican on Nov. 22, 2014. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Matthew P. Schneider, L.C.
A new study suggests that M.R.I. brain scans on fetuses are able to predict diagnoses of autism. Both disability rights and pro-life activists should be concerned about the implications.
Amy Forsyth, Daniel Durant, Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur in “CODA” (Apple TV+)
Arts & CultureFilm
Garrett Zuercher
“As a Deaf person, I am exhausted at yet another mainstream story that pretends to be about my identity filtered through the eyes of the hearing other,” writes Garrett Zuercher.
FaithFaith in Focus
Sarah Sparks
If the Latin Mass that I attend currently were to cease, I would be back to square one for determining which aspects of myself I am willing to sacrifice on Sunday.
FaithFaith in Focus
Lizzy Dowd
I could not imagine someone loving all of me: my mind, soul, corny jokes, leg weakness, kidney issues.
Molly Cahill
Coronavirus health restrictions created profound obstacles for the communal relationships and interplay of everyday life at L’Arche communities.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
"I strongly reaffirm the right of persons with disabilities to receive the sacraments, like all other members of the church. All liturgical celebrations in the parish should be accessible to them."