"I don't want to see names. I know who did it -- who got killed," one veteran said. " ... They're not forgotten."
Initial reviews of responses from around the world on questionnaires about church teaching on the family in advance of this fall's extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family show that the teaching is misunderstood, said a cardinal who will run one the synod's sessions.
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, told Catholic News Service he found the responses "shocking, if I am allowed to use that word."
Atheists are still the most mistrusted group in the U.S., and a godless politician is still the least likely candidate to win votes in a presidential election.
Some members of the class of 2014 are eschewing grad school or the workforce straight after college, choosing instead to help others.
The meetings began with discussions of areas of commonality between Catholicism and Islam and concluded with a commitment to issue a joint statement.
Religious leaders, including a Catholic archbishop, called for prayers for peace while urging government and rebel forces in South Sudan to lay down their arms and allow a tenuous cease-fire to take effect.
Fighting between forces loyal to South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, Kiir's former vice president, flared Monday, two days after the parties agreed to the cease-fire.
U.S. military chaplains around the world are receiving copies of new Armed with the Faith prayer books for Catholics in the armed forces.
The pocket-sized booklets are described by the Archdiocese for the Military Services as "virtually indestructible, waterproof, flip-top prayer books, designed for use in the most rugged conditions, including hard battle."
The U.S. bishops, meeting June 11-13 in New Orleans, will discuss today's economy and its impact on marriages and evangelization. They will also review their efforts in preventing sexual abuse of children, strengthening marriage, helping typhoon victims and preparing for upcoming church-sponsored events on family life.
The bishops will hear presentations on "Marriage and the Economy" and "the New Evangelization and Poverty" on the second day of their gathering before they close for executive sessions.
More than half (55 percent) of the nation's estimated 19.6 million Hispanics identify as Catholic, according a new report, but that's 12 percentage points below 2010.
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.