Est. 1923 - Church located at 24 Jabish Street in Belchertown

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Links: How Biden can recover; El Paso and COVID; rationing health care

Michael Sean Winters rounds up political news and commentary: A look at approval ratings and how presidents recover from disaster. El Paso has done far better getting vaccinated than other jurisdictions.

Francis, the comic strip

Francis, the comic strip: How can one war last 20 years?

As Francis visits Slovakia, international crowd celebrates Czech woman priest

Simply Spirit: More than 420 Catholics from all over the world gathered in an online event to celebrate Ludmila Javorova, who courageously served the underground church in communist Czechoslovakia as an ordained priest.

Religious leaders call for release of David Gilbert from New York prison

Commentary: Forgiveness is not only an act of an individual but also of the community. As bishop-president of Pax Christi USA and former co-president of Pax Christi International, we urge the release of David Gilbert.

Even some Catholic pro-lifers have concerns about Texas' abortion law

Some who otherwise support the Texas Heartbeat Act's aim to curb legal abortions have qualms about its enforcement mechanism, which critics say risks creating an unseemly bounty system and disastrous legal precedents.

Will we heed the cry of my great friend, Lake Erie?

This body of water, which awakened my passion for sustainability, is choked by toxic algae blooms. Will my grandchildren play in her waters as I once did?

Teachable moment

Pencil Preaching for Thursday, September 16, 2021

Vatican publishes letters to rabbis emphasizing pope's respect for Judaism

Pope Francis has not devalued the Torah and does not question the fact that the Torah is crucial for modern Judaism, Cardinal Kurt Koch told two prominent Jewish leaders.

Kenyan bishops bar politicians from addressing church congregations

Catholic bishops in Kenya have banned politicians from addressing congregations in churches over concerns that the leaders were abusing the purity of places of worship.

Pope calls on world to welcome refugees and immigrants

Signs of the Times: Pope Francis was at his prophetic best on his recent papal trip. He is standing up for the marginalized who have been bloodied by war, starved by famine and displaced by persecution.