An app is now available that provides real-time alerts for every reported U.S. drone strike.
A couple of weeks ago it was a crooning sister in Italy. This week a sister singing a different tune grabbed the lion’s share of mainstream headlines, but there were plenty of positive stories, too.
NCR Today: Vatican to investigate disgraced cardinal's archdiocese; Catholic clergy in CAR praised for showing courage; shrinking majority in U.S. support death penalty
"The culture of comfort, which makes us think only of ourselves, makes us insensitive to the cries of other people."
The hypocrisy behind the U.S. position on the Russian involvement in the Crimea is incredible. I don't condone the Russian power play in Crimea, but what I object to is a holier-than-thou attitude by the Obama administration, Congress and most of the mass media. What is that saying? People in glass houses shouldn't throw bricks, or something like that.
Global Sisters Report welcomes a new columnist who will be blogging weekly about women religious in mainstream media. This is her first post.
Commentary: Few Catholics objected last year when the new pope cranked up the engine of financial reform within the Vatican as one of his first orders of business.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hegel has put forward a new Pentagon budget totaling $496 billion for the 2015 fiscal year.
It is often difficult to accept the reality that certain long held beliefs may no longer be true. An important article in The New Yorker challenges some traditional beliefs about social mobility in the United States.
I'm glad Russia won the Olympic team figure skating gold medal. Sure, I thought Gracie Gold's and Jason Brown's scores were a little low, and perhaps the Russians' a little high. I want to win. That's in me, too, like everybody. But we can't win 'em all. The Olympics always make me acutely aware of how intensely the U.S. wants to win. I hate that "U-S-A" chant.