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Court blocks vaccine mandate for businesses, allows it for health workers

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Jan. 13 blocked a rule...

UPDATE: New Jersey Catholic bishops decry passage of expansive new abortion law

TRENTON, N.J. (CNS) — In a joint statement Jan. 11, New Jersey’s Catholic bishops unequivocally...

Nicholas Sparks not shy about using Catholic influences in romance novels

Best-selling novelist Nicholas Sparks’ most recent book, “The Wish,” presents a plot common to many...

Pope’s music library contains nearly 2,000 CDs, includes Elvis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis’ music library contains nearly 2,000 CDs and 19 vinyl...

A Deacon’s Diary: The Nostalgia of Midwinter Darkness

Speaking with an old friend, Deacon Steve explores one of the gifts of priesthood: accompanying people to the last.

Letting go of the illusion of control

Only three days earlier I had professed my first vows in Los Angeles; now I was being asked to make yet another solemn profession: I would seek no ransom for my release in the event of my kidnapping.

How Mary and Jesus Helped Me Discover Family in Prison

One Jesuit grapples with the question, “Who is Mary?” when he’s confronted about the Catholic devotion to our Blessed Mother. That leads him to realize that Mary, with her son Jesus, is the one helping him discover the family he has found in his prison ministry.

How is painting like a prayer?

In his first article, An explores how painting a classmate’s photo gave him a glimpse of how God might create beauty.

Seeing the Baptism of the Lord in Every Baptism | One-Minute Homily

The Baptism of Jesus Christ was pretty spectacular. A dove descended from Heaven and the voice of God could be heard. Fr. Danny Gustafson, SJ, reflects on the ways that God is similarly present at every baptism.

Jesuit 101: The First Principle and Foundation: What Are Human Beings Made For?

It's hard to know the purpose of something without knowing the intention of its creator. Our latest Jesuit 101 explainer is a guide to St. Ignatius' First Principle and Foundation, his idea of God's intention in creating us.