America Magazine


This is the 70th year the event has been held, modeled on similar blessings back in Portugal.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 8:49 pm

I’ve only been a priest for 13 years. How could I possibly be at the point that I am just recycling ideas?
Posted: June 27, 2017, 3:50 pm
People gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26 in Washington. (CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA) 
The high court, in a 7-2 ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer, sided with the religious school.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 2:48 pm

Every religious congregation in the U.S.would have to raise an additional $714,000 every year for the next 10 years to make up for the 2018 budget cuts President Trump has proposed.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 2:44 pm
Activists rally outside U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 26 after the court sided with Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., which sued after being denied a state grant for creating a safer playground (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters). 
The Supreme Court court ruled on June 26 that the government may not exclude religious groups from grant programs simply because they are religious.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 1:59 pm
Pope Francis laughs as he greets a woman during an audience with people from Lyon, France, in Paul VI hall at the Vatican July 6. The audience was with 200 people living in difficult or precarious situations. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
The pope's words can be read as an answer to those who hope his pontificate may end soon.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 1:23 pm
Rainbow flags fly alongside the U.S. flag outside the U.S. Embassy to Italy in Rome June 16. A prayer service was held nearby at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in remembrance of the victims of the Orlando, Fla., terrorist attack (CNS photo/Paul Haring).
Father James Martin's new books talks clearly and openly about an issue that daunts and taunts our church.
Posted: June 27, 2017, 12:50 pm

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the measure would leave 22 million more people without insurance.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 9:26 pm
Pilgrims kneeling before shrine of our Lady of Lourdes. Wellcome Images
Carrie Gress is the author of "The Marian Option: God's Solution to a Civilization in Crisis."
Posted: June 26, 2017, 9:20 pm
Pope Francis speaks on April 4 to participants at a Vatican conference marking the 50th anniversary of Blessed Paul VI's encyclical on development,
Cardinal Turkson insists that the ultimate causes of environmental degradation must be sought in the sinfulness of the human person.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 8:53 pm
Activists rally outside U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on June 26 after the court sided with Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., which sued after being denied a state grant for creating a safer playground. (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters)
The Supreme Court said a Lutheran preschool should not be excluded from a state grant program to refurbish its playground surface just because it is a religious entity.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 6:27 pm
Chinese Catholics pray during Mass in 2007 at St. Francis Cathedral in Xi'an. (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)
The Vatican expressed "grave concern" on Monday for a Chinese bishop who it says was "forcibly removed" from his office several weeks ago and whose whereabouts are unknown.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 3:55 pm

More than a dozen leaders lined up shoulder-to-shoulder in a unified front to defend a broad array of domestic and international aid programs that, they argued, sustain life.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 3:49 pm

Gwendolyn Brooks' poetry presented readers with a look into the life of African-Americans.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 1:21 pm
A man sits on a snowy street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In January, the city of Toronto began collecting data for the first time on deaths among its homeless population. (Photo via iStock)
Every month a group gathers at Holy Trinity Church to hold a vigil for those who have died homeless in Toronto.
Posted: June 26, 2017, 1:10 pm
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