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FaithFaith in Focus
Molly Cahill
I was pleasantly surprised to realize that amid all the polarization and turmoil found online among Catholics, we can still come together to pray for an old man who happens to be our pope.
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Politics & SocietyFeatures
Sam Sawyer, S.J.
What is the way out of polarization? And why does that question—along with the now-commonplace observation that society suffers from deepening divisions about everything from gun control to abortion to public funding for religious schools—seem so exhausting?
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The Editors
That the Lord seeks not to punish us for our sins but to call us all back to holiness is a conviction so strong among theologians in the church in the modern age that it risks becoming a truism.
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Politics & SocietyOf Many Things
Maurice Timothy Reidy
“Our communion is unsure of itself.” We must “recover a sense of what holds us together.” The stakes are very high for our church, and listening to one another is the first step on a much longer journey.
FaithFaith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.
How many are willing to have their minds changed, to desire for something from this synodal process that goes deeper than their pre-existing agenda?
cardinal wilton gregory speaks at a microphone wearing green vestments and a red cap of an archbishop
Kate Scanlon - OSV News
Cardinal Wilton Gregory said that Pope Francis has made it difficult for Americans to be comfortable with just one aspect of Catholic Social Teaching—“you’ve got to have them all.”