Unexpectedly, emotions overcame Gulsat Aygen. A tenured and full professor of linguistics at Northern Illinois University, she was in the audience in mid-January at a concert honoring Martin Luther King Jr., staged by the Chicago Sinfonietta in the city's Orchestra Hall.
On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated as he said Mass in San Salvador. A U.S. archbishop recalls the funeral.
Seven months after his death, a Jesuit priest's call for the ordination of women has been released in a video.
Jesuit Fr. William Brennan died Aug. 11, 2014, at age 94. But he had previously asked his friend Alice Iaquinta -- a woman ordained in the Roman Catholic Womenpriests movement -- to record him standing by his conviction that women are called to the priesthood. He asked that she wait to release the message until after he had received a proper Catholic burial.
In a country where the major media refused to report on the unbridled military violence, Archbishop Oscar Romero refused to be censored.
Talk of balancing the federal budget by cutting social services is rampant in Congress this week as the Republicans mark up their annual budget proposal.
Global Sisters Report: In the early 1970s, an organization founded by two women religious worked to increase opportunities for Latinas.
The canonization ceremony for Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, is likely to take place during the synod on the family in October.
Book review: Jesus Was a Migrant reminds us that our basic Judeo-Christian beliefs are heavily based on the themes of exile and migration.
Conservative leaders were meeting in Topeka the afternoon of March 17 to rally support for a bill which would abolish the death penalty in Kansas, and replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole.
In 1836, several French nuns established hospitals and schools here and in California. Today, an effort is afoot to keep the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange alive.
At the Aquinas Institute of Theology, a small Roman Catholic graduate school next to St. Louis University, doctors, administrators and health care leaders take courses on Bible interpretation; Jesus, church and the healing ministry; and the foundations of morality.