With the Oscars coming up this weekend, it's the perfect time to discuss the days when the Legion of Decency wielded a lot of power over movies.
According to a statement credited to Thich Nhat Hanh collaborator, Sister Chân Không, and posted Feb. 19 on the reputable Lion’s Roar website, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, who suffered a severe stroke last November, continues to make progress in recovery in a French hospital.
The Missouri Department of Corrections is giving Agnes Wilcox a retirement party, but she doesn’t work for the DOC.
Years ago, before I had cats, I’d considered “Do animals go to heaven” a child’s question. Then I got to know Loretto Sr. Rose Alice Clarke.
As aid worker Kayla Mueller is mourned around the world, the Tibetans with whom she volunteered are offering prayers and condolences. Mueller, a 26-year-old American, was abducted in Syria in 2013 by Islamic State militants, and held hostage for eighteen months.
Her death was confirmed this week.
The prize comes with a $25,000 award, the opportunity to deliver a lecture at Yale and to be published as the cover story in America.
Column: It's that time of year when Catholics are getting ready to make their second round of New Year's resolutions -- aka Lenten resolutions.
Fr. Tony Flannery dealt with a dilemma that too often faces faithful, but reform-minded priests, nuns and sometimes lay Catholics.
"The purpose of the synod is to ... develop pastoral practices that reach out to Catholics who have not felt welcomed because they do not entirely conform to current teaching."
Grace on the Margins: In her 26 years of life, Kayla Mueller was able to grasp a deeper understanding of God than most people do during their lifetimes.