Guatemalan Bishop Álvaro Ramazzini Imeri is without ceremony or pretense, and he is deeply engaged in issues facing the people of the Western Highlands.
Sept 13-26, 2013
There's a constituency with more at stake than Western countries that would likely deliver a resounding no to force in Syria: Syria's Christians.
As the Obama administration prepares to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, what are the ethicists saying about the morality of military intervention?
Pope Francis has filled a key office, appointing 58-year-old Italian Archbishop Pietro Parolin Vatican Secretary of State, by tradition a pope's "Prime Minister."
From Where I Stand: Mary was a woman not intimidated into the Incarnation, not beholden to male answers, and not in doubt about her place in the church.
We say: In the current circumstances, the possibilities are simply nightmarish of lethal, unwanted and ongoing unintended consequences of war with Syria.
Members of Congress are out of town and immigration reform legislation may be stuck until this fall, but the recess has given Catholic activists time to rally their forces.
Editor's note: The following review contains spoilers.
Because I did not want to wait an hour to see "Lee Daniels' The Butler," I saw "In a World...", writer/actor Lake Bell's directorial debut that premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. What a pleasant surprise.
I was sitting with some philosophically inclined friends, many of whom are somewhat committed atheists, one weekend when the topic of a meaningful life came up. The problem of trying to identify a "meaning" to life, one argued, is that such a meaning doesn't exist. There is, he went on, no objective or outside guide to how all human beings should live their lives, and finding grounds for human action requires asking a different question. No doubt his objection is the objection of contemporary life.