Just Catholic: The United States of America is going to kill Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the "Boston bomber." What does this say about us?
A jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts related to the April 15, 2013, bomb attacks and four-day manhunt.
The cover photograph on a new 232-page report outlining religious freedom violations around the world last year pretty much says it all.
The image is of Yezidis of all ages walking on a sandy, dusty terrain with sheep. Thousands of members of this religious minority had been executed and assaulted last year while others were forced to flee their ancient homeland in the Nineveh plains of Iraq by actions of the Islamic State, known as ISIS.
The wreck of Amtrak's Northeast Regional Train 188 was two blocks from St. Joan of Arc Convent in Philadelphia.
California's 71 abortion-alternative pregnancy medical clinics may be forced to inform pregnant women considering their services that publicly funded programs that provide abortion are available to them if a fast-moving bill becomes law.
The Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care and Transparency Act is needed to ensure all women have knowledge and access to a full range of publicly funded reproductive health care options, according to the bill's authors, Democratic Assembly members David Chiu, of San Francisco, and Autumn Burke, of Los Angeles.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput Wednesday urged prayers for all affected by the Amtrak train derailment in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood that left at least six people dead and injured more than 200 others.
"I urge all people of goodwill to join me in extending prayerful condolences to those mourning the sudden loss of a loved one and in asking the Lord to bring healing to all those suffering physical and emotional anguish in the wake of this incident," he said in a statement.
Nuclear weapons' destructiveness seems to cloud adequate moral responses. From the vantage of the faith-based, these weapons have raised monumental moral issues.
The mood at the monthlong talks being held in New York is somber. Few expect breakthroughs, and without a breakthrough, serious disarmament is in doubt.
"What was a humanitarian crisis at our border last summer is now a due process crisis in our courts."
NCR Today: Details of the visit are still being worked out, but the Vatican's spokesman confirmed that "there will be a stop."