Arts & CultureBooks
James T. Keane
The death of cultural icon Lawrence Ferlinghetti on Monday reminds us of the many artists and writers he influenced and was influenced by—including Thomas Merton.
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
James T. Keane
Before Rush Limbaugh, there was the notorious “radio priest” of the 1930s and 1940s, Father Charles E. Coughlin.
Catholic News Service
A change in wording to the concluding doxology of orations in the Roman Missal, from "one God, for ever and ever" to "God, for ever and ever," took effect on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17.
FaithFaith in Focus
Elizabeth Simcoe
Hint: It involves sunrises, bus passes, Mass and lots of patience.
Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives take their oath of office on the floor of the House Chamber during the first session of the 117th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 3, 2021. (CNS photo/Joshua Roberts, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
America Staff
From 1965 to 2021, the Catholic share of the House rose from 22 percent to 31 percent, and the Catholic share of the Senate rose from 14 percent to 24 percent.
Arts & CultureBooks
Richard M. Liddy
Frank J. Butler's new memoir details a life of devoted service in the Catholic Church in the United States over many decades.