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a priest stands behind an altar, the camera looks from the area where the tabernacle is, out onto the congregation. only one person sits in the pews in front of the priest, signifying the low number of people attending church.
Politics & SocietyNews
Michael Kelly - OSV News
Ireland is becoming less religious, and the percentage of residents who identify as Catholic is down to 69% according to census data. More people identify with "no religion" than in previous years.
health care workers clapping outside a hospital wearing masks during covid, there is a sign behind them denoting them as heroes
FaithFaith in Focus
Kerry Weber
Can something really be over if you can still feel it in your bones?
a black woman's hands folded in prayer in a black and white photo
Adelle Banks - Religion News Service
A distinct majority of those who pray (87%) said they believed they’d received an answer to their prayers in the last 12 months.
a hand draws female and male signs on a chalkboard
FaithFaith in Focus
Abraham M. Nussbaum
I’ve realized that the approach we take in sex ed offers some guidelines that could be useful for the church as a whole as we seek to engage in honest conversations as part of the Synod on Synodality.
woman wearing a white coat and hat coaches a student wearing a red coat while both are ice skating. the woman reaches out to the child
FaithFaith in Focus
Jill Rice
Coaching ice skating, in some ways, isn’t far from teaching others about the church: It requires a knowledge of the rules involved, but it also means that I, too, must be willing to learn and listen and respond.
a thinker crouches in thought with white background
Rachel Lu
The philosophy of Boethius and other medieval thinkers is much more relevant to today's society than we might think.