The 5-4 decision in favor of the any-prayer-goes policy in the town of Greece, N.Y., avoided two alternatives that the justices clearly found abhorrent.
The terms "poverty" and "America" did not seem to fit together for Philippine native Mar-Rex Lindawan, a nursing student at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.
A March visit to Appalachia changed her perspective.
America still loves a good TV game show, as "The American Bible Challenge" has demonstrated. It's the highest-rated program on cable's Game Show Network, which specializes in this kind of thing.
The third season of "The American Bible Challenge" premieres May 22 on GSN. The first season featured a team of nuns coming close to winning the season championship. This season, the show will feature a three-man team of motorcycle-riding priests, appropriately named the Sons of Thunder.
During a snowstorm, Uruguayan singer-songwriter Luis Alfredo Diaz Britos began to write a musical about the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero.
Every time Nathalie Piraino returns home to Rwanda, she sees a country advancing economically and politically and where the development of people, especially women, is foremost.
She also has found that memories from her homeland's genocide 20 years ago remain vivid, not forgotten.
Searing memories of the bloodbath that claimed as many as 1 million lives underlie the actions the country of 11.5 million people is taking to become a modern African nation, Piraino said.
NCR Today: The Catholic prelate responsible for spiritual care of the members of the U.S. armed forces around the world was honored with a lifetime achievement award.
Two Catholic leaders called on the U.S. Senate to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act, which would reform rigid sentencing policies for certain nonviolent drug offenders.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday not to consider preliminary appeals in lawsuits brought by several Catholic groups against the federal contraceptive mandate "means that the cases will proceed, without prejudice, in the lower federal court," according to Priests for Life.
Besides Priests for Life, the groups include the Washington archdiocese, The Catholic University of America, and Thomas Aquinas College.
Their cases are currently in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Of particular concern are four dioceses that would not allow any audits and the fact that "most" dioceses do not allow or conduct audits of parishes or schools.
Several presenters at a theological conference found a shift in emphasis between Pope Francis and his two immediate predecessors.