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Judith Valente
Gregory K. Hillis tackles an argument that has long haunted Thomas Merton’s legacy: that Merton somehow was not a faithful-enough Catholic.
The tabernacle at Corpus Christi church in Rochester, N.Y.
FaithFaith in Focus
Sonja Livingston
It took the theft of our church’s tabernacle for me to comprehend the sanctity of its contents.
Pope Francis greets children during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican May 4, 2022.
Pope Francis
The story of Eleazar refusing to back down from his faith even in his old age reminds us that faith without action is just hypocrisy.
A priest lifts up the consecrated host during Mass.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
The great Catholic irony is that the Mass—that ripe cadenced insane activity at the heart of the church—is weirdly, bizarrely, the right and fitting place to bring our concerns about the Mass itself.
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
The institutional Catholic Church as we currently experience it is simply not going to be able to survive, and yet much of our leadership seems content to blame the messenger and insist on business as usual. So what to do?
A red ladybug crawls up the white petal of a daisy.
FaithFaith in Focus
Eric Clayton
God is in all things. But in moments of pain and tragedy, we want that extra wink, that hand of comfort.