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Pope Francis arrives in the Paul VI hall on the occasion of the weekly general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Nicole Winfield - Associated Press
Pope Francis has met with a fourth group of transgender people who found shelter at a Rome church, the Vatican newspaper reported Thursday. L’Osservatore Romano said the encounter took place Wednesday on the sidelines of Francis’ weekly general audience.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
William Dailey, C.S.C.
Clarence Thomas wants the Supreme Court to revisit same-sex marriage. But the majority opinion in Dobbs, and the comments of the other justices, suggest that he is alone.
FaithFaith and Reason
John Wester
“The general disposition of the church is one of hospitality, openness and welcome,” writes Archbishop John Wester. “Refusing to baptize children of same-sex couples is not in keeping with this outreach and I find it quite troubling.”
FaithScripture Reflections
Michael J. O’Loughlin
A Reflection for Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time, by Michael O’Loughlin
Arts & CultureBooks
Sharlee DiMenichi
In his memoir, Greg Bourke illuminates the devout faith that sustained him and his husband through the legal journey that resulted in the groundbreaking marriage-equality ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 24. (CNS photo/Octavio Jones, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Robert David Sullivan
Will a reversal of Roe v. Wade, which would return the power to regulate abortion to the states, be popular with American voters and Catholic voters in particular? Not necessarily.