Anyone who has worked among the very poor knows how hard it is to strike a solid stance between optimism and despair.
Polling shows that most Americans want their president to be religious. An atheist candidate does not — if you’ll excuse the pun — “have a prayer.”
Slate has a quick overview of the oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges, on the legality of same-sex marriage across the United States. The full account is here: Marriage Equality Arguments First Reaction: Ginsburg Strikes, Kennedy Wavers. My highlights of Slate's highlights are here:
Climate change deniers meet in Rome ahead of Vatican summit on the subject and tell Pope Francis he would be making a "great mistake" and would "demean" his office and the church by joining those fighting climate change.
Riots continued in Baltimore Monday over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal cord injury earlier this month during an arrest by “Charm City” police.
As we approach the seventh anniversary of the May 12, 2008, immigration raid that devastated the tiny northeast Iowa town of Postville, it is fortunate that the event was so effectively captured in an award-winning 2010 documentary, “AbUSed: The Postville Raid.”
John Oliver, host of HBO’s comedic news program Last Week Tonight, explored the dark underbelly of the fashion industry and American consumer culture on his show this Sunday.
"Trendy clothing is cheaper than ever, and cheap clothing is trendier than ever," Oliver said, citing a study showing that Americans purchased 64 clothing items per person in 2013.
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San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone was a lead speaker at last year's March for Marriage and at one time was listed as a featured speaker for this year.
I came across a recent review of a Pope Francis biography published in November. I was struck by a few of the comments.
Peter Smith reviewed The Great Reformer by Austen Ivereigh. According to Smith, the biography is generally sympathetic to the work of Pope Francis, but Smith makes some somewhat surprising remarks.