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A Reflection for the Baptism of the Lord, by Jill Rice
01/09/2024

A Reflection for the Baptism of the Lord, by Jill Rice

The headlines suggest that our political systems are incapable of solving big problems. What if we temper our expectatio...
01/08/2024

The headlines suggest that our political systems are incapable of solving big problems. What if we temper our expectations and realize that politics can bring out both the best and worst of humans?

Pope Francis deplored “the practice of so-called surrogate motherhood” and called on the international community “to pro...
01/08/2024

Pope Francis deplored “the practice of so-called surrogate motherhood” and called on the international community “to prohibit this practice universally.”

Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, adjunct secretary of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, said that the Ch...
01/08/2024

Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, adjunct secretary of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, said that the Church should reconsider the celibacy requirement for Latin-rite priests.

A Homily for the Epiphany of the Lord, by Father Terrance Klein
01/07/2024

A Homily for the Epiphany of the Lord, by Father Terrance Klein

January 7, 2024, the Epiphany of the Lord: Second only to the narrative of Jesus’ birth in a manger, the image of the ma...
01/07/2024

January 7, 2024, the Epiphany of the Lord: Second only to the narrative of Jesus’ birth in a manger, the image of the magi honoring the holy infant with royal gifts is a quintessential Christmas scene.

January 7, 2024, the Epiphany of the Lord: Second only to the narrative of Jesus’ birth in a manger, the image of the magi honoring the holy infant with royal gifts is a quintessential Christmas…

01/06/2024

On the Solemnity of the Epiphany, Pope Francis reminds us that "contemplating God is beautiful, but it is only fruitful if we take a risk, the risk of the service of bringing God to others."

"What’s striking about those who broke into the Capitol—and also what’s striking about the insurrectionist sentiments in...
01/06/2024

"What’s striking about those who broke into the Capitol—and also what’s striking about the insurrectionist sentiments in the country today in the general population—is they are mainstream."

Robert Pape, a political scientist at the University of Chicago, talks with Gloria Purvis about how the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are not as different from ordinary Americans as…

A multiyear Vatican investigation into Archbishop John Nienstedt found he acted ‘imprudently’ but not criminally under c...
01/06/2024

A multiyear Vatican investigation into Archbishop John Nienstedt found he acted ‘imprudently’ but not criminally under canon law.

Robert Pape, a political scientist at the University of Chicago, talks with Gloria Purvis about how the people who storm...
01/06/2024

Robert Pape, a political scientist at the University of Chicago, talks with Gloria Purvis about how the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are not as different from ordinary Americans as you might think.

Robert Pape, a political scientist at the University of Chicago, talks with Gloria Purvis about how the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are not as different from ordinary Americans as…

“The basic conflict is not between Israel and Hamas. The conflict is between Jewish Israeli nationalism and Palestinian ...
01/06/2024

“The basic conflict is not between Israel and Hamas. The conflict is between Jewish Israeli nationalism and Palestinian nationalism,” David Neuhaus, S.J., says in this exclusive interview.

We can see the ways in which the Bible has guided Francis’ pontificate—and why Pope Francis’ use of the Bible has create...
01/05/2024

We can see the ways in which the Bible has guided Francis’ pontificate—and why Pope Francis’ use of the Bible has created not just joy for many, but fear and even confusion for others.

A Reflection for the Memorial of St. John Neumann, bishop, by Rachel Lu
01/05/2024

A Reflection for the Memorial of St. John Neumann, bishop, by Rachel Lu

Our consumerist throwaway culture has severe and palpable noneconomic effects, driving the resort to abortion, assisted ...
01/05/2024

Our consumerist throwaway culture has severe and palpable noneconomic effects, driving the resort to abortion, assisted su***de, and even the way we treat animals in factory farms.

“A Still Small Voice” provides clear-eyed glimpses into the thorny work and religious versatility required of chaplaincy...
01/05/2024

“A Still Small Voice” provides clear-eyed glimpses into the thorny work and religious versatility required of chaplaincy.

With an important election coming in 2024, white Christian nationalism is emerging as a serious threat to our democracy.
01/05/2024

With an important election coming in 2024, white Christian nationalism is emerging as a serious threat to our democracy.

Vatican’s Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops has provided two guiding questions regarding the “successes and distresse...
01/05/2024

Vatican’s Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops has provided two guiding questions regarding the “successes and distresses” and “structures and organization“ of the church to discuss ahead of the second session of the synod.

Vatican’s Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops has provided two guiding questions regarding the “successes and distresses” and “structures and organization“ of the church to discuss ahead of the…

“We will all have to become accustomed to accepting the fact that if a priest gives this type of simple blessing, he is ...
01/04/2024

“We will all have to become accustomed to accepting the fact that if a priest gives this type of simple blessing, he is not a heretic,” a new press release from the Vatican’s doctrine office states.

Congress could learn something from the way cardinals elect popes in conclaves.
01/04/2024

Congress could learn something from the way cardinals elect popes in conclaves.

St. Peter’s lesson for the New Year: Be solid, not perfect A Reflection for the Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rel...
01/04/2024

St. Peter’s lesson for the New Year: Be solid, not perfect

A Reflection for the Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious, by Molly Cahill

A Reflection for the Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious, by Molly Cahill

Good theater draws us into its few hours of seeming reality, but it is most effective when it speaks to our lived realit...
01/04/2024

Good theater draws us into its few hours of seeming reality, but it is most effective when it speaks to our lived reality.

The priest detailed the qualities of “real priests” versus those who side with “Bergoglio and his mercenaries.” He said ...
01/04/2024

The priest detailed the qualities of “real priests” versus those who side with “Bergoglio and his mercenaries.” He said the See of Peter is occupied by a “masonic Jesuit tied to a group of globalists, an antipope usurper.”

The priest detailed the qualities of “real priests” versus those who side with “Bergoglio and his mercenaries.” He said the See of Peter is occupied by a “masonic Jesuit tied to a group of…

Although Francis is now 87 years old and one of the oldest popes in history to lead the Catholic Church, a glance at his...
01/03/2024

Although Francis is now 87 years old and one of the oldest popes in history to lead the Catholic Church, a glance at his agenda for 2024 reveals that he has no intention of slowing down.

A famous saying attributed to Abba Anthony the Great, the first great father of monasticism, goes like this: “Remove tem...
01/03/2024

A famous saying attributed to Abba Anthony the Great, the first great father of monasticism, goes like this: “Remove temptations and no-one will be saved.”

Actor Shia LaBeouf, who portrayed the titular character of Abel Ferrara's “Padre Pio,” received the sacrament of confirm...
01/03/2024

Actor Shia LaBeouf, who portrayed the titular character of Abel Ferrara's “Padre Pio,” received the sacrament of confirmation over New Year's weekend, overseen by the Capuchin Franciscan Friars.

All God’s (Grand)children A Reflection for a Christmas Weekday, by Valerie Schultz
01/03/2024

All God’s (Grand)children

A Reflection for a Christmas Weekday, by Valerie Schultz

A Reflection for a Christmas Weekday, by Valerie Schultz

I have usually entertained some ambiguity if not cynicism about New Year's resolutions.
01/03/2024

I have usually entertained some ambiguity if not cynicism about New Year's resolutions.

I have usually entertained some ambiguity if not cynicism about New Year s resolutions.

At the beginning of a new year, and a new moment in America Media’s mission, it is good to be reminded that we have been...
01/03/2024

At the beginning of a new year, and a new moment in America Media’s mission, it is good to be reminded that we have been entrusted with a hope bigger than our own plans.

Where my disability was once restrictive, I now see it as liberating and redemptive.
01/02/2024

Where my disability was once restrictive, I now see it as liberating and redemptive.

While economic dissatisfaction is widespread, it is much harder to say what policies will “fix” the economy—because othe...
01/02/2024

While economic dissatisfaction is widespread, it is much harder to say what policies will “fix” the economy—because other than anxiety about continuing inflation, there is little consensus about what precisely is broken.

While economic dissatisfaction is widespread, it is much harder to say what policies will “fix” the economy—because other than anxiety about continuing inflation, there is little consensus about what…

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