Politics & SocietyShort Take
Lucy Kidwell
The real promise of “digital discipleship” should not prevent Christians from engaging in honest conversations about the harms of technology, especially to children.
Latino Catholics attend Mass at the Labor Day Encuentro gathering at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, N.Y., on Sept. 3, 2018. (CNS photo/ Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic)
FaithShort Take
Vivian Cabrera
An upcoming CARA survey reveals that Spanish-language Catholic groups are perceived as warmer and more familial. Meanwhile, English-language faith groups can be too goal-oriented and individualistic.
Rocco Buttliere, a LEGO architect from Chicago, kneels proudly next to the Vatican City State replica he created.
Politics & SocietyNews
Peter Finney Jr. - Catholic News Service
Rocco Buttliere cobbled together 67,000 tiny, plastic Lego pieces to create an improbably realistic 3D replica of Vatican City State.
Students receive Communion from Father Matthew Lowry during daily Mass at Holy Trinity Newman Center on the campus of Northern Arizona State University in Flagstaff on Nov. 25, 2019. (CNS file photo/Nancy Wiechec) 
FaithShort Take
Michael St. Pierre
Most college students attending Mass on campus won’t know the title of the document, much less the number of bishops who voted for or against it. What they will experience is a community centered around the Eucharist, and that will be what matters most.
FaithFaith in Focus
John T. Grosso
As we thought about the future of the church, I couldn’t help but look at the situation on Catholic social media at that very moment.
Jana Riess - Associated Press
Nine out of 10 young people say they didn’t hear from a religious leader during the pandemic. Yet roughly half said their faith stayed about the same in the crisis, just over a quarter that it had grown stronger.