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priest baptizing a baby girl
FaithScripture Reflections
Kevin Clarke
A reflection for the Baptism of the Lord, by Kevin Clarke
Our readers
A number of responses to Pope Francis' interview with five representatives of America Media on Nov. 22, 2022 centered on the question of women's ordination and women's roles in the church. Here are five responses.
FaithFaith in Focus
Simcha Fisher
I have a confession to make: I have not been to confession yet this Advent. Every year, I bug people to go sometime during the season, and I think most of my family has been. But I have not yet gone myself.
FaithFaith and Reason
James F. Keenan
A close look at the Catholic moral tradition around sin, mercy and confession shows that it developed from its inception pathways to holiness that were collective, merciful, hospitable, inclusive, exemplary and grace-filled.
man holds up the eucharist at an altar with candles in front of him
FaithShort Take
Joshua J. Whitfield
Given that so many converts come into the church precisely because they have discovered the Eucharist, it seems sensible we should listen to them especially.
Father Joel Sember is the pastor of a cluster of parishes in and around the city of Antigo in rural Wisconsin.
FaithShort Take
Jim McDermott
It is inspiring to see how the people are allowing the challenges of their community to function as inspiration rather than reason for complaint.