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Archpriest Maximian Pogorelovskiy inside Holy Martyrs Adrian and Natalia church in Odessa. Photo by Matthieu de La Rochefoucauld.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Clotilde Bigot
“The church of Odessa shares the pain of its inhabitants. The church is not a building; it is people,” said Archpriest Maximian Pogorelovskiy, a spokesperson for the Orthodox Diocese of Odessa.
Politics & SocietyInterviews
Gerard O’Connell
“You realize that the rest of the world is looking toward Pope Francis as maybe the one person who could end this [war], who could bring peace,” Ambassador Donnelly told Gerard O’Connell.
FaithFaith and Reason
Tomás Halík
The world is at war, but we must think about the post-war world. We should not repeat old mistakes and underestimate the spiritual energy of the world’s religions.
Arts & CulturePoetry
Joe Hoover, S.J.
We include fragments of poems that, while not contest finalists, provide one more way for America to shine a light on the ongoing horror in Ukraine.
Inside the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell and host Colleen Dulle discuss the religious implications of the Russia-Ukraine war and how it threatens work towards Christian unity.
Pope Francis greets Russian President Vladimir Putin during a private audience at the Vatican in this July 4, 2019, file photo. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Victor Gaetan
Some observers fail to realize that Vatican diplomacy must be tuned to the church’s centuries-old mission of loving our enemies.