Elshtain was widely admired as a political philosopher and used the "just war theory" to defend U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Colleagues described the passing of the Christian Brother and former U.S. bishops' conference official as "a huge loss to the ecumenical movement."
The mystery of a priest who tended to a teenage girl after a car accident has been solved.
Corinne “Lindy” Boggs, who blazed a trail from her birth in 1916 on a Louisiana sugar plantation to being an eight-time-elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, was “a strong and loud and constant voice for life,” New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond said at her funeral Mass Aug. 1 at St. Louis Cathedral.
Americans ages 18 to 31 are struggling to obtain jobs more than any other age group. During the "Great Recession," the unemployment rate for this group reached 18 percent.
A suspended Sacramento priest was sentenced to eight years in a California prison for pleading no contest to charges that he molested a girl when she was 13.
An episcopal vicar in the archdiocese of Boston began a voluntary administrative leave Monday after he pleaded not guilty to paying for sex with an alleged female prostitute.
Ken Hackett, retired president of Catholic Relief Services, received Senate confirmation Thursday as U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
Q-and-A: US Catholic sisters still do not think they can give complete control of LCWR over to US bishops, said the head of the Mercy sisters.
The Benedictine priest who long headed one of the organizations that brought the ire of the Vatican down on U.S. women religious is stepping down.