Essay: What could the U.S. church look like in 50 years? One writer takes a guess.
Art & Media
Msgr. Daniel Gallagher has faced a number of linguistic challenges as the man responsible for translating Pope Francis' Twitter feed into Latin, and then he was confronted with "heavy metal music."
Gallagher, an American who works at the Vatican's Office of Latin Letters, recently helped translate the best-selling children's book Diary of a Wimpy Kid into Latin, an ancient language that most people can't understand but that remains the official language of the Roman Catholic church.
Book review: Although the tools of mass media have changed dramatically since 1971, the need for a dialogue between faith and media continues.
Morgan Atkinson's new documentary on Thomas Merton, the famed Trappist monk from the Cistercian abbey in Gethsemani, Kentucky, was "40 years in the making," he joked.
Actually, it was closer to two, but it was Atkinson's own pilgrimage to Gethsemani 40 years ago that not only broadened his exposure to Merton, but led him to become a Catholic himself.
Movie review: "Marie's Story" is handsomely rendered, with beautiful, saturated colors and texture that invites the audience into the world of Marie, who is deaf and blind.
Anyone who has worked among the very poor knows how hard it is to strike a solid stance between optimism and despair.
When Pope Francis tweets, the world listens.
According to "Twiplomacy," a study of the Twitter accounts of world leaders and their retweet rates, U.S. President Barack Obama has the most Twitter followers, but Pope Francis' @Pontifex is the most influential Twitter account -- his average "retweet" and "favorite" rate is more than eight times higher than Obama's.
PBS's "Wolf Hall" engages in some bold revisionism by depicting More not as a saint but as "a heresy-hunting, scrupulous prig," one critic says.
As a playwright born in Vietnam, Don Nguyen saw dramatic possibilities in a story about an HIV-positive woman who started the country's first support group for infected women.
In his photographs, Joshua Trujillo illuminates uniquely personal narratives infused with private purpose and public meaning.