Essay: Lionel Ferbos grew famous for tending the flame of music that spanned the years of his life. His sendoff was true to form.
My Table is Spread: By "facts," scientists mean what we can see and touch and measure. What humans have learned about the Creator apparently falls into fiction.
As seminarian William Carmona lay gravely ill in a San Antonio hospital bed, a bishop fulfilled the man's lifelong desire to be a priest.
Book review: The Restoration of Rome is both erudite and accessible, not an easy combination to achieve in a thoroughly scholarly book.
Midazolam has been implicated in botched executions in three states, and lawyers have filed a petition to stop a convicted murderer's execution in fear the drug will be used.
Bishop Cirilo B. Flores of San Diego died Saturday of complications from prostate cancer. He was 66.
On Sept. 4, Bishop Flores had been transferred from the cancer center of the University of Southern California to Nazareth House in San Diego for hospice care.
The bishop's prostate cancer was disclosed Aug. 25 by the diocese. Flores had been ailing since mid-April, when he suffered a stroke four days before Easter.
Funeral information for Flores was incomplete as of early Monday.
Most people associate the sacrament of anointing of the sick with a priest visiting a dying person in a hospital bed.
But the sacrament goes beyond this typical concept. According to the Catholic church's 1983 instruction on the sacrament, the optimal place to receive the rite is during Mass itself, when church members can participate. There is also room for interpretation as to who can and should receive the sacrament.
Before the Indianapolis Colts signed Daniel Adongo to a contract, the lifelong Catholic knew little about American football. Now his world has been turned upside-down.
Opinion: A clear mark of Christian solidarity is the practice of hearing the cry of the poor and making their cries for dignity, love, justice and freedom our own.
"If you are choosing to exercise this kind of power over another person's life ... you have to know the kind of power you are exercising," Zephyr Teachout says.