The Common Core State Standards -- expectations for students to master in each grade level -- have a love/hate/ambivalent relationship with the American public.
Faith & Parish
California's bishops stand with the prisoners, who seek improved policies and conditions for prisoners in solitary confinement.
Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila said he is praying for all those affected by extensive flooding in northern Colorado and urged all people of good will "to join me in prayer."
"This morning I heard with concern about the flooding that is hitting the Front Range and impacting people within the Archdiocese of Denver," he said in a statement Thursday. "According to the latest reports, three people have already died in the flooding. I am praying for the souls of those victims, for their families and all people who are being affected by the flooding."
The diocese has been paying for multiple clergy sexual abuse lawsuit payments and is running out of funds for future settlements.
A breakaway Catholic church that stood up to three bishops and weathered a decade-long legal fight is on the verge of becoming a parish in the Episcopal church.
The diocese is the eighth U.S. diocese to file for bankruptcy protection in the aftermath of sexual abuse lawsuits.
Massachusetts' highest court on Wednesday will consider whether the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a violation of students' rights.
Peter J. Coulchinsky arrived in the United States from Argentina in 1986 as a young man seeking a law degree. As his time in the U.S. lengthened, the more he decided he wanted to stay.
There was just one problem: He had only a student visa.
After graduation, however, he eventually obtained a green card, then his naturalization and an American passport, a goal for immigrants of many nationalities. Today, 27 years later, the Argentine global wealth adviser works at a financial services firm, Texas Legacy Wealth Management in San Antonio.
Vandals kicked in the basement door of the rectory to break into Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for the second time this year, smashing statues and glass doors and spraying a fire extinguisher throughout the chapel.
The intruders left behind blood stains, fingerprints and a cellphone, police said.
When Fr. Christopher Gray arrived at 8:25 a.m., to prepare for the Sunday liturgy, he saw people standing outside, some weeping, and police cars all around.
"Things were not looking good," he said.
The pastor, Fr. Javier Virgen, was on vacation.
A Washington state consortium of labor, business, religious and government leaders have made public a set of five principles they say should be the foundation for immigration reform.