Catherine M. Odell is a freelance writer and editor and the author of 14 books, including one co-authored with Margaret Savitskas, Angels of the Lord: 365 Reflections on Our Heavenly Guardians (Our Sunday Visitor, 2016).

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University of Notre Dame converts tons of dining hall leftovers into energy

In 2016, the University of Notre Dame adopted a comprehensive sustainability strategy, and last year, after analysing how much food was being thrown out, it started capturing that waste and sending it to be converted into power.

Notre Dame adjunct rebuts Barr's contentious talk on religious freedom

Patricia Hackett, attorney and Democratic congressional candidate, refuted the U.S. attorney general's controversial address on religious freedom, in the same space where he spoke about a month earlier.

Brebeuf athletes excluded from some Catholic events as Jesuits appeal decree

Two Indianapolis high schools caught in summer controversy with Archbishop Charles Thompson about firing — or not firing — gay teachers start up the school year with a new status quo.

The political and faith journey of South Bend's 'Mayor Pete'

Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is the youngest of the Democratic presidential candidates. According to his pastor, "The person you see on TV is the same person I know. … He is who he appears to be."