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In an essay published on America’s website in September, John F. Baldovin, S.J., examined the theological soundness of making a monetary offering for the sake of “having a Mass said” for an individual.
A woman with her back to the camera pauses before entering a Catholic church with several people sitting in the pews.
FaithShort Take
Greer Hannan
Catholic preachers should learn from social work and give trauma-informed homilies.
FaithFaith in Focus
Christine Lenahan
Serving on the altar has formed my experience as a woman in the church.
FaithNews Analysis
Maurice Timothy Reidy
I asked my fellow Gen-Xers on staff to reflect on this trend, and what may be contributing to it.
Sebastian Gomes
Introducing America’s new, groundbreaking feature documentary, “People of God: How Catholic Parish Life is Changing in the United States.”
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.