Analysis: France -- and its Muslim community -- is at the forefront of a large cultural and religious debate that will not spare other European countries nor America.
Analysis: How Pope Francis' vision of church plays out at the local level is evident, in part, in the work of national conferences, such as the annual fall USCCB meeting.
Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Tunisian civil society groups that supported Tunisia's transition to democracy illustrates that Arab peoples are quite capable of navigating their nation from dictatorship to democracy.
Political candidates are facing a new reality: Within the Democratic coalition, there are more religiously unaffiliated voters than belong to any single religious group. Nonbelief has long been a liability.
Analysis: The papal mis-messaging of Pope Francis' U.S. visit with Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, raises some key questions.
Analysis: During his U.S. visit, Pope Francis missed a number of opportunities to address the clergy sex abuse scandal from victims' standpoint, instead praised church leaders for their endurance.
Pope Francis' discussion of power and authority in his talk to U.S. bishops “struck home to me,” says Bishop Robert McElroy.
At St. Matthew Cathedral. Pope’s talk with bishops repudiate the “cultural warrior” style of episcopal leadership.
Analysis: Do we have our first full-blown diplomatic incident marring the carefully orchestrated visit of Pope Francis to the U.S.?
The voting booth may indicate a “Francis effect” — signs Catholics are considering the pope in their political decisions