The first four years of Pope Benedict XV's papacy were consumed by unsuccessful attempts to stop a war he called "the suicide of civilized Europe."
Nadine Gordimer, the Nobel Prize-winning author and activist who died this week in Johannesburg at the age of 90, once recalled a scene from her 1979 novel Burger's Daughter:
Q and A: The subject of tipped workers has received little attention in the minimum wage debate. The Economic Policy Institute's David Cooper makes a case for a raise.
The college experience -- and the Catholic college experience especially -- can influence a young man's decision toward considering a priestly vocation, according to a study issued in early July by Boston College.
Among the factors that have helped sway a man's decision to enter priestly life are access to clergy at the college as well as access to the Mass and other elements of Catholic life.
Mary Anne Grady Flores' voicemail gives callers an unusual instruction: "Hi, this is Mary Anne Grady Flores. Please don't leave a message as I will be away from July 10 for an unknown period of time."
For the 20th year in a row, young people are spending their summer walking from the West Coast to the Capitol to promote the pro-life cause.
Book review: Two new books shed light, much of it not very flattering, on three seminal figures who dealt with the realities of the developing world.
A priest told her the move was called for because he wanted to avoid the perception that the Chicago archdiocese "is not firm on doctrine."
Preview: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's credentials were considerable. But for his revolutionary thinking, he found himself up against the Vatican.
Sr. Madonna Buder doesn't let a little thing like a fractured pelvis keep her from the Ironman triathlons she loves (and sets records in).