Religious Life

 Masseto (Dave Franco) and Sister Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza) in “The Little Hours.” (photo: Sundance)
Arts & Culture Film
Eric Sundrup, S.J.June 29, 2017
If religious people get hung up on the cursing and the sex, we are missing an opportunity for conversation.
Karen Ervin, Theresa Jordan and Laurie Malashanko pause in prayer before the altar at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit on June 24. They were consecrated into the Catholic Church's order of virgins. (CNS photo/Joel Breidenbach)
Faith News
This particular ceremony of consecration had never been performed before within the Archdiocese of Detroit.
Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa, lays hands on Deacon Andy Galles during his ordination into the priesthood on June 3 at the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City. (CNS photo/Jerry L Mennenga)
Faith News
Pope Francis and members of his international Council of Cardinals discussed the possibility of allowing local bishops rather than the Vatican decide on certain matters.
Julián Carrón and Rod Dreher (CNS photos Gregory A. Shemitz/The Trinity Forum) 
Arts & Culture Books
Jason BlakelyJune 14, 2017
In sharp contrast to Rod Dreher, Julian Carrón does not think Christians should disown contemporary society as a new “Dark Age.”
Nigerian Marist Brother Christian Mbam, right, talks with a farmer on a church-sponsored farm in Riimenze, South Sudan. Brother Mbam serves as a technical consultant to a religious-run agricultural project. (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)
Faith News
Solidarity with South Sudan's farm has become a major teaching center, modeling agricultural techniques for farmers seeking more sustainable ways of producing food.
A gold-leaf statue depicting the ancient Mormon prophet, Moroni, is prepared for placement on one of the spires of the new Mormon temple in Rome on March 25, 2017. Photo courtesy of Claudio Falanga/Intellectual Reserve Inc.
Faith News
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has an estimated 26,000 members in Italy, with the biggest missions based in Milan and Rome.