Voices
Grace Doerfler is a student at the University of Notre Dame and a former America editorial intern.
Visitors touch the names engraved in the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan.
FaithFaith in Focus
Grace Doerfler
A college student reflects on the duty we have to carry on the memories of Sept. 11, 2001—even if we aren't old enough to remember the day.
FaithFaith in Focus
Grace Doerfler
I want to belong to a church that is willing to see my L.G.B.T.Q. siblings and me as just like straight and cisgender Catholics in our striving to follow Jesus. Can Catholic church leaders stand in my shoes?
FaithDispatches
Grace Doerfler
As vaccination rates permit the lifting of some Covid-19 restrictions, congregations are easing back into singing. Here’s what music ministers have learned over the past year.
FaithIdeas
Grace Doerfler
Whether you’re not quite ready to return to in-person retreats, looking for a reflective space amid a busy schedule or just trying this form of prayer for the first time, online retreats are designed to help you pray no matter where you find yourself this summer.
From left: Swimmer Katie Ledecky (Rob Schumacher, USA TODAY Sports via Reuters); long-distance runner Molly Seidel (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters); Mariel Zagunis (Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters) and gymnast Simone Biles (Dylan Martinez, Reuters). Illustration by America staff.
Arts & CultureIdeas
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As Team U.S.A. heads to Tokyo, keep an eye on these athletes and all of the Olympians whose faith inspires them in competition.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Grace Doerfler
Mr. Castón said he is committed to using this opportunity to be a voice for the residents of his district. “I want to magnify the humanity of the men and the women that I represent.”