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Doug Girardot is an O’Hare Fellow at America. He graduated from Boston College in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in history.
James Loughran, S.A., in front of the red- and gold-draped altar where Paul Wattson, S.A., the co-founder of the Society of the Atonement, celebrated his first Mass as a Catholic priest.
Doug Girardot
Fifty miles north of New York City, the Friars and Sisters of the Atonement—the founders of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity—continue their tradition of unifying Christians and mending souls.
FaithNews Analysis
Doug GirardotSarah VincentJames T. Keane
In a year filled with good news and bad, more than a few Catholics stood out in the crowd (for better or for worse).
FaithAdvent Reflections
Doug Girardot
A Reflection for the Sunday of the Third Week of Advent
Flames and smoke billow from the Notre-Dame Cathedral after a fire broke out in Paris on April 15, 2019.
FaithShort Take
Doug Girardot
Like many parish churches built in the 1970s and ’80s, the Notre-Dame redesign seems to take its inspiration from sensibilities unique to our own decades, rather than drawing on time-tested understandings of God.
Arts & CultureMusic
Doug Girardot
Whereas once Adele’s music exuded humility, “One Night Only” showed me someone who has become so embedded in the cultural exclusivity of Hollywood that she is no longer relatable.
Colleen DulleDoug Girardot
A team of America Media reporters contacted all 196 “particular churches” in the United States and was able to confirm the appointment of 62 local synod coordinators.
A Northern Renaissance painting of St. Jerome, dressed in red and seated in front of a translated Bible.
Doug Girardot
There’s no such thing as the “perfect” Bible translation. Still, some might be better for Catholic readers than others.
Arts & CultureCulture
Doug GirardotKeara HanlonSarah Vincent
Or at least trying to.
Jonathan Goodall, formerly the Anglican bishop of Ebbsfleet, stands (at right) with Pope Benedict XVI and then-Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.
Doug Girardot
Why, and how, do high-profile figures in the Church of England make the swim across the Tiber?
Dartanian Stovall of New Orleans, La., looks at the house that collapsed with him inside during the height of Hurricane Ida, Aug. 30, 2021.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Doug Girardot
Spring Hill College, located in Mobile, Ala., volunteered to shelter 150 students who were displaced in the wake of Hurricane Ida from Loyola University New Orleans—a sister Jesuit school.