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A woman prays during Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City May 15, 2023.
Michael J. O’Loughlin
The share of Catholics going to Mass even a few times each year has fallen off significantly compared with the number before the Covid pandemic, but U.S. Catholics overall are largely optimistic about their church and its leaders, a new survey finds.
Teen girl sits alone in a church looking through a stained glass window
FaithFaith in Focus
Sherry Antonetti
I hope their belief will deepen. And I hope that my fellow Catholics in the pews will demonstrate that the wider church wants them there too.
FaithFaith in Focus
Terence Sweeney
Our task as sacristans is to attend to small acts of care in a world that is too often inattentive and careless.
FaithLast Take
Blase J. Cupich
Like St. John Paul II, Pope Francis takes seriously that the restoration of the liturgy was the result of the movement of the Holy Spirit.
FaithFaith in Focus
Joe Hoover, S.J.
Having Mass announcements right before the liturgy ends is like having the director come out and stop “Hamlet” three minutes before it finishes in order to tell the audience where the best post-show night spots are.
Inside the Vatican
This week, Pope Francis again confirmed restrictions on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, making it clear that permission to celebrate the pre-Vatican II liturgy is reserved to the Vatican.