Nancy Reagan, who became first lady of the United States in January 1981 following husband Ronald Reagan's victory in the 1980 presidential election, died March 6 in Los Angeles.
An invitation for Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards to speak next month at Georgetown University is drawing criticism from some conservative Catholics.
At the Intersection: In Louisville, a mob assaulted a young black woman at a rally for Donald Trump, but local religious leaders didn't comment about the incident.
Catholic parishes in the most immigrant-rich part of California are heeding Pope Francis' call to treat migrants with "charity and cooperation."
Dutch theologian and Scripture scholar Henri Nouwen first encountered Rembrandt van Rijn's "The Return of the Prodigal Son" on a poster on the door of an office at the L'Arche community in France. That encounter prompted Nouwen to go to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, in order to see the original.
Global Sisters Report Preview: The week, which begins Tuesday, honors women religious while encouraging young women to consider a vocation for themselves.
A Louisiana judge has ruled that a state law requiring clergy to report child abuse or other crimes learned in the confessional is unconstitutional because it infringes on religious liberty.
THE GIVENNESS OF THINGS: ESSAYS
By Marilynne Robinson
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 304 pages, $26
What is humankind? What is God? What's the relationship between the two? These are difficult questions, and as Marilynne Robinson's The Givenness of Things sees it, there are no easy answers to them.
Simon Newman, president of Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, resigned from his post Feb. 29. The the dean of the business school will become acting president.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Donnelly and her family have a vivid sense of intercessors who have gone before them. "We call on them for help and refer to them regularly."