All three Habitat for Humanity homes in honor of Francis were funded by the same anonymous donor with a seed donation of approximately $50,000 each.
If you're dismayed that one in five Americans (20 percent) are "nones" -- people who claim no particular religious identity -- brace yourself. How does 38 percent sound?
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."
Fr. Larry Snyder's 10 years of service as president of Catholic Charities USA are made up of countless "moments," he said, that illustrate how the national network of local agencies are working to "bring about a society that cares for all God's children."
The priest made the comments during the annual Catholic Charities gathering Oct. 4-7 in Charlotte.
Snyder will leave the post in February to become vice president for mission at the University of St. Thomas in his home St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese.
Despite the name, the Iowa Hunger Summit, held here Oct. 14, is not solely concerned with food insecurity among the people of Iowa, but also throughout the United States and other countries of the world.
The state of Iowa, as the country's leader in corn production, seems to be a fitting place for the summit to happen every fall. This year, the summit celebrated the centennial anniversary of the birth of native son and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Norman Borlaug, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his efforts to end world hunger.
Pope Paul VI was best known for reaffirming the church's ban on artificial contraception, but Pope Francis is focusing on Paul's other groundbreaking, though often overlooked, contributions.
To support both new and existing diaper bank leaders, the National Diaper Bank Network held its Diaper Banks in America Conference in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 9-10.
Column: I'm not impressed with the progressive Catholics who seem to be reading a revolution in every little baby step. Clearly we are not there yet.
Essay: Gender, racism, poverty, later colonialism, heterosexism and ecology form the canvas on which Rosemary Radford Ruether paints her theology.
Pamela Merchant and the Center for Justice and Accountability have taken on some of the most remarkable human rights cases to unfold in recent years.