Updated: Fr. Gerald Robinson was convicted of the 1980 Holy Saturday murder of Mercy Sr. Margaret Ann Pahl, who was strangled and stabbed 32 times.
Amid the dark rot of malfeasance at the core of General Motors' long and sorry history of vehicle recalls stands Louis Lombardo. He directs Care for Crash Victims, a Bethesda, Md., research, writing and consulting firm that issues monthly reports on auto safety -- or just as often the lack of it. He works from a small canvas, but his portraits are large of a company whose decades of recalls of millions of cars defy accurate recalling.
Lombardo is everything GM is not: conscientious, transparent and caring.
Sr. Mary Evelyn Jegen, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur for 66 years, helped the peace group grow from 1,000 members to more than 5,500.
Emeritus Archbishop John R. Quinn has argued that the idea of a decentralized church is hardly novel and is based on governing models in place 1,500 years ago.
When Nigerian-born defensive lineman Israel Idonije isn't on the gridiron, he's running a business that sells pre-filled Communion cups to churches.
For most Americans, the word "patriot" probably doesn't include peace activists, people fighting segregation, or journalists exposing classified information. But should it?
The St. Louis Catholic Worker published its quarterly journal, The Round Table. The issue theme was “Dismantling Sexism.” It’s a great issue – and it’s more comforting than demanding.
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.
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."
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.