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Pope Francis greets pilgrims after the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 26, 2020.

Most people think of 'the pope,' not 'God,' when they hear 'Catholic'

Mar 18, 2020

A survey, published Tuesday, found that over half of respondents thought of either “the pope,” “Pope Francis,” or “Pope John Paul II,”... Read more

World War I.

After 100 years, US Catholicism still bears the stamp of World War I

Nov 11, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

A century after the close of World War I, the war has faded from living memory. But its effects endure.  Read more

Commentary: Holiness, not despair

Feb 13, 2018

By JD Flynn

Last week, a priest wrote to me. He said that as he surveyed the difficulties facing the Church, he was... Read more

The Third Way movie.

New film illuminates Catholic view on same-sex attraction

May 11, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholics with same-sex attraction talk about their personal struggles and the comfort they find in Church teaching in a new... Read more

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.

Survey reveals strong US connection to local churches

Mar 5, 2013

A new survey reports that Americans feel more connected to their local church than to any other institution in society.  Read more