Opinion: For Vicki and Syl Schieber, a test of their faith came when their 23-year-old daughter, Shannon, was murdered in 1998.
Column: The most interesting criticisms of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation have come from libertarians closest to the views the pope denounced.
Neither John McCain nor Marco Rubio, two of Washington's mouthiest senators, could resist slamming Barack Obama for shaking hands with Cuba's Raul Castro at last month's funeral for Nelson Mandela.
"Why should you shake hands with somebody who's keeping Americans in prison?" asked McCain. "I mean, what's the point?"
Rubio's knock: "If the president was going to shake his hand, he should have asked him about those basic freedoms Mandela was associated with that are denied in Cuba."
Column: Dolores Foster Williams of Chicago was not pleased with the crop of men set to receive a red hat next month.
Column: The gap between rich and poor in this country is widening, but it's not just about income. Are you living in a bubble?
Column: Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium is not a political or economic document, but it has generated debate among politicians and economists.
Column: Three months into the school year, with testing underway and homework being turned in, be assured that cheating is in full flow.
Column: Washington's version of the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" is again showing in the theater that has become Congress.
Column: Quick: Name your favorite Catholic comedian or humorist. Can't think of one? There's a reason for that.
Column: Passing the farm bill, approving a budget, and enacting comprehensive immigration reform have topped the agenda for Congress and Catholics this year.