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Why religion needs 'Ted Lasso'

As the third season of "Ted Lasso" kicks off, let's examine how this humble TV show can help us learn a thing or two about who or what God is, and what our response might be in our bruised, blessed world.

Be attentive to 'God's first sacred text' to experience the living God, says new book

Author Barbara Mahany urges readers to be attentive so they will notice and fall in love with what she calls "God's first sacred text" and what St. Augustine called the book of nature — the natural world in which we live.

Fourth Sunday of Lent: Scrutinizing our situation

This Sunday, we can't help but hear this Gospel as an invitation to scrutinize our perspectives, sort through our presuppositions and see what should be discarded and what new insights might be hidden in unexpected, even unwanted places.

'Women Talking' asks us all to do more listening

"Women Talking" presents the viewer with arguably the most nuanced examination of sexual violence and systemic oppression ever to hit the big screen.

The cinematic canon of Pope Francis — 10 years on film

The filmography of Pope Francis extends his teaching and influence across ages, cultures and history and transcend physical borders that people build to reach and transform lives and hearts with the Gospel message.

Church in Ireland aims to boost priestly vocations with new program

The church in Ireland is launching a Year for Vocations as it grapples with a steep decline in seminary numbers and with aging priests.

Commission focuses on ensuring synod will be prayerful experience

The seven-member preparatory commission for the assembly of the Synod of Bishops met at the Vatican March 13-16 and had an audience with Pope Francis on the last day of their gathering.  

Vatican unveils new ethnographic display of Rwanda screens

The Vatican Museums officially reopened its African and American ethnographic collections March 16 by showcasing intricately restored Rwandan raffia screens that were sent by Catholic missionaries to the Vatican for a 1925 exhibit.