FaithFaith and Reason
Carlo Calleja
In a world that trivializes kinship more and more, Pope Francis’ retrieval of the concept of fraternity is timely and challenging.
Arts & CultureFilm
America Staff
We're told the pope abstains from TV, but likes a good movie. Here's some suggestions from America staff and contributors.
Inmates at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif., on Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Nicholas Goldrosen
In “Fratelli Tutti,” Pope Francis writes that punishment must include “healing and reintegration into society.” A sentence of life without parole, writes Nicholas Goldrosen, violates this principle.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Ricardo da Silva, S.J.Molly Cahill
A week out from the U.S. Election, Joe Biden turned to Pope Francis’ latest encyclical for inspiration in a brief address given in Warm Springs, Ga.
FaithFaith and Reason
Marcus Mescher
The church needs to pay more attention to the moral impact of screens on our identity, agency and relationships.
A worker for the humanitarian group Consornoc registers Venezuelan migrants arriving in late September in Pamplona, Colombia. Consornoc hands out backpacks with food that are supplied by Caritas France. (CNS photo/Manuel Rueda)
FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
“We’re on the brink,” Cardinal Czerny said, because people are suffering from “a health collapse and an economic collapse, at the same moment as the Paris Climate Agreement I.O.U.s are coming in and there is a migrant situation that is dire.”