Columnist Michael Sean Winters sees evidence of an inflection point in Francis' pontificate, as conservative criticisms of the pope increasingly ring hollow and Francis seems to be increasing the pace of change.
We say: It's going to be a wild ride with the new Republican-controlled House. And any hints we have of the GOP agenda indicate that important tenets of Catholic social teaching will be missing from the chaotic mix.
The world's religious traditions and their followers are called to offer wisdom to the world and to "infuse it with a spirit of warmth, healing and fraternity," which requires the participation of women as well as men, Pope Francis said.
Rain is beautiful and nourishing, to be appreciated and celebrated. Rain can also be inconvenient and destructive in our climate-challenged world. What is it that enables some people to see the same phenomenon as something to endure, while others see it as something to celebrate?
A new documentary follows four women who seek to raise awareness about climate change through advocacy in government and official institutions. It's a time bomb of a film that is also defiantly infused with hope.
Hailed as a victory by animal welfare groups, new federal legislation now eliminates a long-standing requirement that investigational drugs must be tested on animals before humans receive them in drug trials.
Under a conservation easement with the Bluegrass Land Conservancy, the land surrounding the Loretto Sisters' motherhouse — farmland, forest, native grasses, lakes and creeks — will be protected and preserved permanently.
Jeshi's debut studio album, "Universal Credit," is one of 2022's best contributions to rap. The English musician illustrates moments of political and social instability through empathy and understanding.
God's Works Revealed takes us on a well-sourced journey of the history of the church's teaching on the LGBTQIA+ experience. It is a sincere attempt at dialogue from a viewpoint largely ignored by church authorities.
"C.S. Lewis on Stage: Further Up & Further In" is a one-man play that aims to tell the story of how Lewis went from a respected, little-known scholar to one of the 20th century's most beloved Christian thinkers.
Horizons - On the day "The Embrace" was unveiled, honoring Martin Luther King and his wife, Coretta, the thing that was most palpable was a sense of Black joy. Joy isn't something you can fabricate. It rises out of freedom, liberation, fullness.
From A Nun's Life podcasts - A listener asks: Did the rosary play a part in helping you find your way to becoming a sister? Sister Maxine and Sister Julie tell rosary tales and reflect on praying with Mary.
Contemplate This - As we consent to see ourselves as we are, the light of Divine Loving illuminates aspects of ourselves that we were unaware of; that we do not like; that we never thought we were capable of.