In Catholic books, an African American perspective is usually missing; these two books attempt to address that important gap in different and complementary ways.
An Irish missionary priest in Pakistan said the "sheer scale" of the flooding disaster is "hard to comprehend" and "the misery of people, camped on the side of the road with their meager belongings, is heart-breaking to see."
A date for a new papal statement on the Doctrine of Discovery, promised by Pope Francis on his way home from Canada to Rome, has not been announced. But whenever it happens, it is likely to address core concerns of Indigenous people in Canada and in many other parts of the world.
As war, violence and extremism in countries around the world threaten the lives of countless men, women and children, religions must rise above differences and be examples of peace and harmony, Pope Francis said.
Jesuit Father John W. O'Malley, whose perspectives and expertise on church history and the Second Vatican Council attracted audiences that included undergraduate students and well-educated theologians, died at the Jesuit community in Baltimore Sept. 11. He was 95.
Holding a wooden flute, Larry Martin stood during a recent Mass and welcomed the congregation to join the responsorial psalm. He began: "Aw ge-chi-twaaa-wen-daa-go-zid, Gi-gi-zhe-ma-ni-doo-mi-nann."
Catholics in the U.K. paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II following her death Sept. 8 and the end of a reign that lasted more than 70 years.
At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, when face-to-face visits were difficult or impossible, many members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul relied on phone calls or electronic means to connect critical services and resources with those who needed them the most.
A new documentary on Sister Thea Bowman shines a light on her life and work as an advocate for racial justice and intercultural understanding.
Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who died Aug. 30 in Moscow after a long illness, met several times with St. John Paul II, and the two often exchanged words of appreciation for each other.