As a verb, botch shows up mostly in news stories about messed-up death row executions. But another kind of botching has been on display of late, compliments of Lockheed Martin, the military contractor based in Bethesda, Md. The nation's largest maker of killing machines has consistently botched delivering the F-35 fighter jet to its loyal customers -- the U.S. Navy, Marines and Air Force.
The Obama administration has once again modified the rules on employers and workers' access to free contraception but religious voices are no happier.
The new proposal would return the protest to its traditional site, but would still close half the street instead of the entire roadway.
Book review: Bishops place abortion at the center of Catholic discourse and identity. How did this happen, and how have Catholics responded to the change?
Global Sisters Report: Immigrants used to be released to family members pending deportation hearings. However, pressure from Congress resulted in the creation of a holding facility.
In July, Paul Ryan unveiled a new anti-poverty plan that is an about-face for Ryan, who's known for proposing budget cuts that hurt the poor.
A human rights center in Tucson, Ariz., has released a poster with the hope that it will bring a human face to those who cross the border between the United States and Mexico.
The poster, titled "The Things They Carried: A Memorial to Lives Lost on the Border" and sold by the Colibri Center for Human Rights, features more than 100 of the most common -- and some not-so-common -- items found on or near the bodies of men, women and children who died when they attempted a border crossing near Arizona from 2000 to 2009.
Column: Voters in half a dozen states will decide in November whether the next two years are going to be difficult for the president to accomplish anything.
Social Service Sr. Simone Campbell said the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will be "another step in the dark, faithful to mission." In her Aug. 7 trip to Kansas City, Mo., Campbell, executive director of the lobbying group NETWORK, visited NCR headquarters to talk about LCWR, health care, her book Nuns on the Bus and more.
The Coalition on Human Needs reports regularly on topics like the children at the border, unemployment insurance and Rep. Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan.