Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo of Seattle was in El Salvador recently: the focus of his trip was the increase in unaccompanied minors making the often dangerous journey from Central America and Mexico into the United States.
The Gallup poll’s annual “moral acceptability” scale shows that Americans are showing more tolerance for a range of behaviors.
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The meetings began with discussions of areas of commonality between Catholicism and Islam and concluded with a commitment to issue a joint statement.
Commentary: The right to protest is not the right to violently oust a democratic government, a distinction that policymakers in Washington don't always seem to grasp.
The epic battle between Russian and U.S. combat dolphins is about to take place in the Black Sea.
These highly trained dolphins can attack enemy divers, locate mines and plant bombs. Some dolphins will even have knives and pistols attached to their heads -- creating a whole new image of “marine” mammals.
But this is not the plot of an upcoming action-adventure movie. Last week, news outlets across the globe reported this bizarre story as largely fact.
Last week on "Interfaith Voices," I interviewed Francis Rooney, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican from 2005 to 2008 under President George W. Bush. Rooney has written a book called The Global Vatican, which provides an interesting history of relations between the U.S. and the Vatican since the founding of the United States.
I participated in the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books held April 12-13 at the University of Southern California. I was on a panel titled "Exercising Your Voice" with co-panelists Tom Hayden and Astra Taylor. Each of us has recent books or books about to be released. I spoke about my new book, The Latino Generation: Voices of the New America, published by the University of North Carolina Press.
Column: The event may have marked a turning point for the U.S. church, a return to a nonpartisanship combined with public advocacy.