Eco Catholic: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said the meetings will focus on the EPA's role in addressing the effects of climate change both domestically and internationally.
The Vatican is helping Catholic dioceses and agencies step up the fight against Ebola and is urging other donors to help.
The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace announced Wednesday that the Holy See would be making a "financial contribution" to support church-sponsored assistance to those affected by the Ebola outbreak. Vatican Radio reported the sum would be $3.5 million.
A new kind of ghetto needs the church's presence and people's solidarity: the "digital slum" where cyberbullying and online pornography and abuse run rampant.
A Roman Observer: If reports on the reform scheme are correct, the pope has decided that several councils established after Vatican II will be merged into major congregations.
Catholics, and not just farmers, should consider "what could be the meaning of a vocation to agriculture," said the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
In remarks prepared for delivery Wednesday as part of a conference in St. Paul called "Faith, Food & the Environment: The Vocation of the Agricultural Leader," Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson said Jesus expected those who listened to him to know about agriculture or at least be exposed to it.
Venture capitalist Frank Hanna believes that just because he's a Catholic business owner, his faith and values don't have to be checked at the office door.
If anything, Catholic virtue and a deep feeling of solidarity with colleagues, customers and poor people around the world guide his decision-making to, as Hanna puts it, help humanity flourish.
Pope Francis said the use of force can be justified to stop "unjust aggressors" such as Islamic State militants in Iraq, but he declined to endorse U.S. airstrikes.
Eco Catholic: Cardinal Peter Turkson, undaunted by the mindset of his audience, used his keynote speech to promote caution when it comes to GMOs.