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All things Gloria Purvis: an interview on faith, Catholic media, surviving 2020, and her new podcast

Gloria Purvis is back on the airwaves after nearly half a year away. She recently sat down with Alessandra Harris to discuss her journey from finance to the forefront of Catholic media.

Reflection: The Sacred Heart Beats For LGBT Catholics

As Pride Month brings out the usual hardline rejection of LGBT people by many in the Church, Stephen Staten offers a corrective based on his own experience as a gay Catholic.

Opinion: Don't sleep, Bishop Barron

Bishop Robert Barron can't seem to hold his peace on "woke" ideology and the modern racial justice movement. Gunnar Gundersen offers a critique.

Review: Raoul Peck's "Exterminate All the Brutes" impresses, despite blindspots

A new docu-drama on HBOMax incisively analyzes the history of global colonialism and genocide from a Black lens—though Catholicism gets a bit of a side-eye.

Reflection: Solidarity in Dostoevsky and Melville

Jeffrey Wald traces out the principles of true compassion and brotherly love in the "The Brothers Karamazov" and "Benito Cereno", linking them to modern America.

Reflection: Heed the social wisdom of Francis, Auden, Moten, and Baldwin

Integrating the thought of James Baldwin, W. H. Auden, and Fred Moten, BCM guest author Brendan Johnson reflects on "Fratelli Tutti" for its semi-anniversary.

Reflection: Amidst great loss, remember Mother Teresa this Holy Week

As the whole world continues to experience a "dark night of the soul" in the throes of a global pandemic, Alessandra Harris reflects on a unique saintly witness.
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