Syracuse program gives abuse victims until May 16 to file claims

Bishop Robert Cunningham announced on Ash Wednesday that the Syracuse Diocese has established an Independent Reconciliation Compensation Program for survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

Jerry Berrigan of activist Berrigan brothers dies at 95

Jerome Berrigan was last arrested in 2011 at the age of 91 after protesting Reaper drones at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base in Syracuse, N.Y.

School Sisters of Notre Dame committed to long-term Alzheimer's disease study

Global Sisters Report: Two sisters spent 16 years administering hundreds of assessments to study Alzheimer's disease. Their findings led to groundbreaking research on the disease and aging.

In Thomas Merton, conference panelists see a model for racial justice and healing

If the influential Catholic writer Thomas Merton were alive today, he would likely have strong words about police brutality and racial profiling.

Back in 1963, Merton called the civil rights movement "the most providential hour, the kairos not merely of the Negro, but of the white man."

His words echoed Saturday among black pastors at a conference, titled "Sacred Journeys and the Legacy of Thomas Merton," hosted by Louisville's Center for Interfaith Relations. The event marked the 100th anniversary of Merton's birth.