New editor-in-chief named for America magazine

Jesuit Fr. Sam Sawyer has been named the editor-in-chief of America magazine, a national weekly Jesuit publication based in New York. Currently a senior editor and the director of digital strategy at America Media, of which the magazine is a part, Sawyer will start in his new role Dec. 1

Life, legacy of 'labor priest' Msgr. George Higgins recalled at AFL-CIO forum

Labor advocates were urged to follow the legacy of Msgr. George Higgins, the foremost "labor priest" of the 20th century, during a May 2 forum celebrating the Chicago priest's efforts on behalf of workers.

Ordination survey finds dropping percentages of new white U.S. priests

A new study conducted for the bishops by Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate found that among seminarians slated for ordination this year the percentage who are white is 63%, down from 65% last year.

Higher prices not the biggest problem in this year's growing season

The cost of food in the United States has been going up as of late, but that's not the biggest problem as this year's growing season begins. What's a bigger problem than high prices? You name it: dry weather, climate change, war and spot food shortages around the world.