The recent Synod on Synodality has been referred to as a fulfillment of the desires of Vatican II. Reflecting on this historic moment in the history of the Church, Patrick presents a helpful framework to better understand the fruits of the historic council.
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The Israel-Hamas war is a tragedy fostered by centuries of anti-Semitism and decades of the forced displacement of millions of Palestinians. Erin Kast reflects on the West’s responsibility in this war and urges Christians to embrace the side of peace.
As Christians, we have a hope in God’s coming kingdom that Jesus preached. That kingdom encompasses all creation, including all animals.
Eight years after Laudato Si, Pope Francis has published a new document on the environment, Laudate Deum. Nate Cortas, SJ offers an overview of how Francis reasserts our shared call to care for our common home.
With the FIFA Women’s World Cup and a volleyball match that broke a world record, August was a big month for women’s sports. Noah Banasiewicz, SJ reflects on his time as chaplain to a women’s volleyball team and what made watching the historic, record-breaking match so moving.
In the fourth season of the Jesuit Border Podcast, Frs. Brian and Louie interview leaders from different churches and organizations who are serving migrants across the U.S.-Mexico border. This guide can help you use the series for classroom teaching, group discussion, or deeper personal reflection.
During the pandemic, the world shut down. This Jesuit describes being a Mexican Jesuit in a predominantly White American community during lockdown. Flour enchiladas were only a symbol of a much deeper tension—one that’s only resolved through prayer and honest conversation.
In John Allen Jr.’s new book, he describes how media outlets, including Catholic ones, fuel the “culture of contempt.” He argues that Catholic media must work against this destructive tendency in modern public life.
Read how one Jesuit’s recent trip to Portugal to attend World Youth Day helped him understand the essence of Catholicism.
In some ways, church teaching already has, but in others, it has not. Here’s a brief guide to help you better understand changes in the teachings of the Catholic Church.