Religious Life

Faith News
Catholic News ServiceAugust 21, 2017
The emphasis on priests in the Catholic church may have arisen from the Reformation, one priest said.
Politics & Society News
Depending on who is counting, the anti-drug war in the Philippines has claimed from 2,000 to more than 7,000 lives, both in police operations and vigilante-style or extrajudicial killings.
Faith News
The remains of Father Solanus Casey were exhumed Aug. 1 as part of the canonical process that precedes the saintly Capuchin Franciscan friar's beatification Mass in November.
Faith News
Many of the Little Brothers of Jesus, including Francis' choice to head Rome's seminary, are manual laborers, who strive simply to be a presence of friendship and solidarity with their co-workers and neighbors.
Arts & Culture Ideas
David J. MichaelJuly 12, 2017
By a bizarre twist of fate, the taste of the age, “hipster taste,” runs parallel to monastic notions of work, prayer and what we might call the monastic aesthetic.
 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.