Among the perks I relished in the nearly three decades of writing columns, editorials, and stories for The Washington Post was having Ben Bradlee as the paper's executive editor. He came to the Post in 1965, three years before I did, and retired in 1991. In that 26-year span, Bradlee transformed the paper into a potent force for truth-digging and truth-telling.
Art & Media
Book review: The True American entwines the story of two men -- one on death row, the other actively opposed to the death penalty.
Book reviews: As Margery Kempe, Henry Benjamin Whipple, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer saw it, silence in the face of evil was just plain wrong.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Deirdre Brennan's Irish parents showed her that everything is possible if you have faith and work hard.
In playing with the gender characteristics of religious icons usually depicted as feminine, artist Alma Lopez asks us to reconsider our ideas of religion, beauty and gender.
Entire families navigate their smartphones at restaurants. Students text in class. Parents take calls at their children's plays. It's no surprise that cellphones affect church.
Global Sisters Report: "Theater is the one art that is totally communal, and that's exactly what we do in religion -- we function together communally."
"The probability that Shakespeare was a hidden Catholic helps explain the generally recognized enigma behind his work."
Book review: Joel Katz's photographs during Freedom Summer spotlight a world that's centuries old to young people in a world of diversity assumed.
Sr. Cristina Scuccia, 26, says her version of the salacious pop song is a "testimony of God's capacity to turn all things into something new."