"Dog days" refer to the hottest, most sultry days of summer when heat saps energy and little seems to happen. Not this year. Not from a news point of view.
As we reach the mid-point of the tradition summer season, July 15, we were still digesting a new papal encyclical and the historic meeting between President Obama and Pope Benedict.
Meanwhile, in Washington, the Senate Judiciary committee was grilling Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomajor and a short distance away congressional committees were busy writing health care legislation likely to effect our lives for years to come.
Here's one take on the importance of this moment.
We say: Charlottesville reveals the weeping wound of racism. What do we, the American Catholic faith community, do next? Read the editorial.