FaithVatican Dispatch
Gerard O’Connell
The head of the Catholic Church and the head of Al-Azhar gave the world yet another powerful witness of their friendship and commitment to work together for peace among the nations.
Tributes to the dead are seen outside of Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, France, Nov. 1, 2020, as French bishops conduct a "penitential rite of reparation," following the Oct. 29 deadly attack at church. (CNS photo/Lionel Urman, Panoramic via Reuters)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Clarke
Could French president Macron’s moves to counter the threat of homegrown Islamic extremism in the end “boomerang,” leading only to greater alienation of Muslim youth from French society?
Politics & SocietyNews
Catholic News Service
The U.S. House in a nearly unanimous vote passed an act that would ban imports to the U.S. from China's Xinjiang region, the heartland of the Uighur Muslim people and where over 1 million Uighurs are reportedly living in forced labor camps.
Politics & SocietyNews
Francis Njuguna - Catholic News Service
Sudanese people can now “worship and practice their various religious beliefs without fear,” said the general secretary of the Sudanese bishops’ conference.
Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
The pope's warning came as more countries have reported an escalation in anti-Semitic violence and vandalism across Europe.
Arts & CultureBooks
Daniel Luzer

“No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition,” wrote George Bernard Shaw in ”Androcles and the Lion,” “than Paul boldly set it on its legs again in the name of Jesus.” Shaw’s line captures the outsize and frankly uneasy influence that St. Paul had on the early church. Though the apostle’s letters comprise almost a third of the New Testament, he remains controversial. Progressives in particular often hold Paul responsible for corrupting Jesus’ teachings and introducing starchy moral standards into the faith.