Faith

Faith Dispatches
Jim McDermottJune 27, 2017
I’ve only been a priest for 13 years. How could I possibly be at the point that I am just recycling ideas?
Pope Francis laughs as he greets a woman during an audience with people from Lyon, France, in Paul VI hall at the Vatican July 6. The audience was with 200 people living in difficult or precarious situations. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 27, 2017
The pope's words can be read as an answer to those who hope his pontificate may end soon.
Pilgrims kneeling before shrine of our Lady of Lourdes. Wellcome Images
Faith In All Things
Sean Salai, S.J.June 26, 2017
Carrie Gress is the author of "The Marian Option: God's Solution to a Civilization in Crisis."
Pope Francis speaks on April 4 to participants at a Vatican conference marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul VI's encyclical on development, "Populorum Progressio." At left is Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano, handout).
Faith In All Things
John J. ConleyJune 26, 2017
Cardinal Turkson insists that the ultimate causes of environmental degradation must be sought in the sinfulness of the human person.
Activists rally outside U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on June 26 after the court sided with Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., which sued after being denied a state grant for creating a safer playground. (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters)
Faith News
The Supreme Court said a Lutheran preschool should not be excluded from a state grant program to refurbish its playground surface just because it is a religious entity.
Chinese Catholics pray during Mass in 2007 at St. Francis Cathedral in Xi'an. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
Faith News
The Vatican expressed "grave concern" on Monday for a Chinese bishop who it says was "forcibly removed" from his office several weeks ago and whose whereabouts are unknown.