Despite violence, Asian Catholic leaders promote interfaith dialogue

Tensions between Muslims and Christians in Asia are addressed by leaders like Franciscan Fr. Neville Fernando of Negombo, Sri Lanka, and Oblate Fr. Romeo Saniel, apostolic administrator of the Vicariate of Jolo in southern Philippines.

US-Mexico border sees surge in African migrants, who face limited options

Conflicts, instability and other factors are driving more Africans to the United States via Latin America. But advocates say that border authorities' crackdown on migration is hindering travel north.

In new play, conservative Catholics find a voice, and nuance

Will Arbery's play, Heroes of the Fourth Turning, is an emotional rollercoaster that tells the story of four young Catholic conservative friends who meet years after graduation to celebrate their beloved professor's appointment as president of their alma mater.

There is a need for regular conversion in the church, theologian says

The voice of clerical abuse survivors becomes "not merely a summons to the compassion of the ecclesial community, but to its conversion," said Boston College Professor Fr. Richard Lennan at a lecture Nov. 1 at Villanova University.