Second part of NCR series on life after coal: the transition Francis urged in Laudato Si' "is happening right now in West Virginia”
Pope’s concept of a synodal church must be put into practice, says president of German bishops' conference
Commentary on interfaith dialogue: “It forces those who participate to understand and explain their own tradition in deeper ways”
Peoria parish plans $5 million expansion
New federal rule to ban smoking in public housing nationwide
Washington Post feature on gay Catholic reaction to Krzysztof Charamsa, Vatican official who “burst from his stained-glass closet last month”
Racial inequality: Another college president, this time at Ithaca, is facing calls to step down
Scalia says: Supreme Court isn’t diverse enough, are all Catholic or Jewish, all studied law at Harvard or Yale…does the court express "the deeply felt principles of the country”?