Richard Rossi is on a crusade of sorts, traveling to cities across the country to collect stories about the fabled healing powers of baseball great Roberto Clemente.
Fifty years ago, when the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, two Louisiana-born men knew it was the beginning of a time of change.
Someone once said that a connoisseur of classical music is someone who can listen to Rossini's "William Tell Overture" and not think of "The Lone Ranger."
It may be the most salient commentary on the status of women globally that it has taken the world until the 21st century to undertake serious efforts to end sexual violence in conflict.
Rape as a weapon and a spoil of war, which disproportionately affects women, has long been the hidden and undiscussed atrocity. The long silence, however, is being broken, most recently at a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, held in London and organized by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and American actress and activist Angelina Jolie.
The Association of U.S. Catholic Priests concluded their third annual conference with a Eucharis, celebration. Emeritus San Francisco Archbishop, whom the group honored with it's Pope John XXIII award, the was chief celebrant along with St. Louis Archbishop Robert James Carlson. Some 225 priests attended the conference and Mass. This video, taken during the distribution of communion and conclusion of the celebration, captures a bit of the flavor of the Eucharist gathering, in a room at the Marriott Airport Hotel in St. Louis.
"Onesmus" is not a household name, not even in Kenya, where Onesmus Muthoka, a Carmelite priest and formation director of the Kenyan Carmelites lives. But "Onesmus" means "useful," and this 45-year-old Carmelite hopes he fits the bill.
On Interfaith Voices I interviewed the CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute about their latest polling on the so-called “contraception mandate.”
The public scolding Cardinal Gerhard Müller delivered in April to LCWR really disturbed many Catholics. It was so obviously out of sync with Pope Francis’ call for dialogue, discernment and respect when discussing faith matters.
McCarrick, who retired in 2006, has been on a tear in the past year, traveling all over the world as a roving ambassador, a role for which he's well suited.
Column: Catholics of all ages, especially social-justice-minded ones, should remember that burying the dead is just as important as feeding the hungry.