Kerry Weber, America Magazine

Kerry Weber

America Magazine

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Past articles by Kerry:

The hope and uncertainty of being pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic

These days, the only thing I am certain about is that because of the pandemic everything has changed and will continue to change in ways I can’t yet know. → Read More

A Coronavirus Prayer

Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” Come to our aid now, that we may experience your healing love. → Read More

Father Quentin Dupont responds to AP story on assisted suicide of Catholic man in Seattle

‘I was absolutely, unequivocally unaware of Mr. Fuller’s intention’ to kill himself. → Read More

Introducing America’s 2019 Family Issue

“The Church is a family of families,” Pope Francis writes in “Amoris Laetitia.” → Read More

50 years of ‘Sesame Street’: What the show’s history can teach us about evangelization

The history of “Sesame Street” offers some helpful lessons to anyone trying to spread a message of hope in an all-too-divided world. → Read More

‘Blinded by the Light’ is a song-and-dance celebration of Bruce Springsteen

‘Blinded by the Light’ captures the angst and joy of being a teenager. → Read More

‘It transcends the abortion debate.’ The hospital program for parents facing tragic prenatal diagnoses

Perinatal hospice offers compassionate care to children with life-limiting conditions. → Read More

Why I took my 3-year-old to the Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children

Of course, the train ride was the highlight of his day. But I am hopeful he learned what it means to welcome the stranger. → Read More

We asked Catholic women if they supported the possibility of women deacons. Here is what they said.

Our survey of Catholic women found little opposition to the ordination of women as permanent deacons, but a survey of U.S. bishops revealed more skepticism of the idea. → Read More

How should we understand ‘wives, be subordinate to your husbands’?

If we look at the qualities required to fulfill the request rather than the connotation of the word itself, what is simply being asked of women and men is sacrificial love. → Read More

Tomie dePaola’s books help us find the sacred in stories of service and stillness

Many of dePaola’s most delightful characters are those who persevere in the worthy effort to simply be themselves. → Read More

What can I say to my kids when they ask why we keep faith in this church?

I have found myself for the first time truly afraid of what it means to ask and to allow my children to be part of the church. → Read More

Reading to my son about trucks, trains and automobiles

Of all the things I looked forward to while pregnant with my son, reading books to him was very close to the top of that list. → Read More

Who are the ‘real’ Catholics? A survey of women prompts challenging questions

The only answers that mattered, some argued, were the ones offered by people who attended Mass weekly or more. → Read More

The humble, indispensable women leading the Catholic Church you’ve (probably) never heard of

The church may benefit from a more deliberate effort to reach out to Catholic women. → Read More

Father Greg Boyle’s new book offers the hard-earned wisdom of former gang members

“Barking at the Choir” allows the hard-earned wisdom of former gang members to reach a new audience. → Read More

A patchwork quilt

If Seamus Heaney “digs” with his pen, Alexie sews with his. → Read More

Can the Catholic Church be a resource for women with postpartum depression?

For Catholic women experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, faith and faith communities can be a lifeline—but also a potential source of guilt, shame or frustration. → Read More

The church doesn't talk enough about postpartum depression. These Catholic women are changing that.

For Catholic women experiencing postpartum depression and anxiety, faith and faith communities can be a lifeline—but also a potential source of guilt, shame or frustration. → Read More

At a time of real division, how can we help clear the air? First, breathe.

“What does the midwife tell us to do? Breathe. And then? Push.... Tonight we will breathe. Tomorrow we will labor in love through love, and your revolutionary love is the magic we will show our children.” → Read More