Catholic students at the Florida Institute of Technology, a secular university, soon will have a dormitory all their own, complete with chapel.
When I first met Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon, we had an informal lunch and talked about her groundbreaking role as the first woman Episcopal Bishop of Washington, D.C., and the second woman bishop in the United States, following Bishop Barbara Harris of Massachusetts.
We talked about the fact that women can’t even be deacons in the Catholic church (yet), but she pointed out that no struggles for gender equality are easy. Catholic women, she believed, would eventually be accepted into all levels of the priesthood.
Our person of the year is circumspect and has a reputation for being an active Catholic who attends his children's sporting events.
Fr. David Verhasselt is accused of breaking the seal of confession, though he was never given the details about the complaint.
Pope Benedict XVI advanced the sainthood cause of Pope Paul VI by recognizing the Italian pope as having lived the Christian virtues in a heroic way.
Column: What better time to shop with a conscience than Christmas, the spiritual-gone-secular holiday now synonymous with "shop till you drop"?
Appreciation: With the death of the Richmond, Va., bishop, the U.S. church has lost an affable and premier "peace bishop."
Two of the Catholic blogospheres most conservative voices are headed out to sea.
Michael Voris and Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, two frequently polemic right-wing Catholic internet personalities, have announced they will be hosting a Lenten cruise to the Caribbean.
According to Voris, the cruise includes “prayer, Mass, confession, talks, and sharing — all in the beautiful setting of a cruise to the Caribbean.”
Long-time Connecticut resident and jazz legend and composer, Dave Brubeck, died yesterday morning of heart failure. He was 91 years old and one day short of his 92nd birthday. He is survived by his wife, Iola, who he married in 1942, and his five sons.
On Nov. 5, we lost a prophet: Jesuit Fr. John Kavanaugh, author, philosophy professor and America columnist, died too young at 71.