Living Faith


A nearly 900-page report found Vanier sexually exploited 25 nondisabled women, far more than previously known.

Jean Vanier died in May 2019, a beloved spiritual leader, celebrated for his work with people with intellectual disabilities. But in February 2020, he died again when a report published by L’Arche, the organization Vanier founded, revealed that he had been credibly accused of spiritual and sexual abuse by six women.

Benedict will lie in state from Monday in St. Peter’s Basilica and his funeral will be held on the morning of Jan. 5. Pope Francis will preside over the ceremony.

A marble statue of a person with silky fabrics draped over their waist and head.

March reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A

A signature in cursive of the name "Jeremy Bearimy,' used to explain the concept of time in the TV show 'The Good Place.'

February reflections on the Revised Common Lectionary, Cycle A

The cover of Kendall Vanderslice's 'By Bread Alone: A Baker’s Reflections on Hunger, Longing, and the Goodness of God' cast against a coral background.

Kendall Vanderslice reminds us in By Bread Alone that the simple act of sharing meals and breaking bread is a profound means to understand God's ways.

A cropped picture of Jean Vanier's eyes, his face fractured with thick red lines. A photo of members of the L'Arche community is superimposed over his forehead.

Charismatic leaders like Jean Vanier can inspire our faith — or make it fall apart.

A picture of (adorable) beagle puppies pouncing and nibbling on a stick in thick grass.

Animals are not only an important part of creation but also in people's lives. How the church can play a more holistic role in helping animals and pet guardians.

An illustration of a person on a purple backdrop. She wears a tired expression and is surrounded by twisting arrows weaving around her and pointing in all directions.

An unsettled, restless, disquiet mind is as old as humanity — and makes it hard to meet God.

An illustration of Janes Evans and a German Shepherd over his shoulder, accompanied with a quote: "I want people to think of pet ownership as being as diverse and complex as pets themselves. There is a pet out there for everyone."

Abusive power is not new. But it also does not have the final word.