Sophie Vodvarka is a freelance writer based in Chicago who covers travel, spirituality and current affairs. Follow her on Twitter: @SophieVodvarka.

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Parishioners 'show up' for racial justice work

Across the country, Catholics — responding to the call to stand against police brutality of victims who are Black, Indigenous or people of color — are showing up, educating themselves and engaging in conversations about white supremacy.

Catholic pilgrimage industry faces rescheduled trips and refund requests

The Catholic pilgrimage industry has been upended due to the coronavirus pandemic. One result is a debate over how Catholic values should inform tour companies' response to canceled pilgrimages.

Ignatian Legacy Fellows explore retirement as 'vocational moment'

The new program hosted by four Jesuit universities invites older adults to learn about the global Jesuit network as they enter the "second stage of life" guided by the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius.

Catholic ministries step in as food insecurity skyrockets across US

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity as historic unemployment rates overwhelm people in need. "The demand is in places it's never been before," says one Catholic leader in California.