A not-insignificant part of the diplomatic coup pulled off by the White House and Cuban leaders Dec. 17 was that hardly anyone knew they had been working toward a reset in relations between the two neighbors and longtime antagonists.
Cardinal says many U.S. critics of Pope Francis' economic message aren't aware of the severe poverty faced by many in the developing world.
The cardinal said Pope Francis' "main point" in his apostolic exhortation is that “a wrong anthropology is creating this wrong distribution of wealth.”
Continued research into pornography show its ill effects on women and all of society, according to speakers at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation 2014 Summit.
In a joint letter to members of Congress, Catholic bishops and evangelical leaders pleaded for "common sense fixes to our immigration policies" by passing legislation this year.
A decade later, the Darfur crisis is far from over, despite attempts by the Sudanese government to minimize what has happened.