An article that used geolocation data to place a priest at gay bars raises questions over journalistic ethics, and shines a light on the Catholic media landscape.
Amid controversy over US bishops’ plans to deny Communion to pro-abortion rights Catholics, a scholar of sacramental theology explains the importance of the ritual to members of the church.
A debate over whether President Biden’s views on abortion disqualify him from taking Communion serves to expose a rift between US bishops and the pope, and is a threat to the church itself.
Acts of genocide were strategically implemented by church and the Canadian government to remove Indigenous people from their land and, in turn, their culture.
The latest movie to take on this classic story sentimentalizes history in the name of inspiring religious devotion.
A survey of over 3,000 students found that how much students’ appreciation of gay, lesbian and bisexual people increased during college varied by their school’s religious affiliation.
Communion is the central act of Catholic worship. So why are some US bishops trying to stop President Joe Biden – a devout Catholic – from partaking?
Scholars have scoured the works of the great playwright for clues about his faith. A scholar of theology and Shakespeare’s works says it isn’t as simple as that.
The mass production of religious items such as rosaries and holy cards poses a problem for the curators of religious artifacts at libraries and museums. How do you dispose of unwanted donations?
The mix-up might be explained by the rush to remove sacred remains to Rome some 1,700 years ago.
Did Pope Joan exist? Probably not. But the legend had important resonances for the Catholic Church.
On January 20, President Joe Biden inaugurated a new chapter in the country’s narrative and expressed faith in the nation’s healing and redemption.
St. Matthew is the patron saint of civil servants – making the Washington, D.C., church bearing his name a fitting venue for presidents, both past and present.
The US Catholic Church is more diverse and more divided than it was in JFK’s time. Biden could offer an opportunity for the church to move beyond so-called “culture war” issues.
The pontiff hasn’t changed church teaching on marriage in indicating support for same-sex civil unions. Rather, he is reminding Catholics they should be concerned about justice for all.
In the 2016 election, Donald Trump won 60% of the American Catholic vote. This year, it will be difficult for him to obtain a similar score, and that could have immense consequences.
The pope’s message also highlights Brexit, racism and inequality as ‘dark clouds over a closed world’.
Monastic tradition offers some useful advice about the value of isolation.
Though often seen as socially conservative, the Catholic church has a strong progressive strain that can be traced back 50 years to Latin America’s liberation struggles.
Jean Vanier, Catholic founder of L'Arche International, allegedly had abusive sexual relationships. Religious tolerance for the veneration of male leaders may be partly to blame.