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The team at Morcos Nassar Palace. Photo courtesy of L’Arche-Bethlehem, Ma’an lil-Hayat.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Noga Tarnopolsky
The latest boutique hotel to open its doors in Bethlehem’s Old City, just minutes away from Manger Square, is the Morcos Nassar Palace, which doubles as a humanitarian project unique in Palestine and possibly in the Arab world.
Joe Powell-Main in ‘Sleepwalker’ (Royal Ballet)
Arts & CultureTheater
Michelle Smith
“The Church could welcome more artists by creating more events to showcase the talents within their parishes and to foster artist/patron relationships.”
A man bows his head in prayer before a computer screen showing nine people doing the same
FaithFaith in Focus
Keara Hanlon
As pandemic restrictions have eased, most parishioners have returned to in-person Masses. But some would prefer the option for virtual services to remain.
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.