Military chaplain: "I am humbled by the opportunity to serve those who serve."
Will Newsome was 8 years old when he decided he wanted to go to college. He was already witnessing the negative choices older kids were making in his impoverished neighborhood and he wanted a way out.
Multi-lingual, mild-mannered and surprised to be named head of one of the largest U.S. sees, Tobin wants to work against polarization the Catholic community.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: Geraldine Cassone, influenced early in life by giving and receiving acts of kindness, believes that living a life of human service is essential.
Call to Action: There are four blocks of workshops, many of which focus on topics such as sexual ethics, rethinking complementarity, and the transgender experience.
Choice for president will send a message about whether the episcopate "is sticking to its old playbook or is deciding for dramatic change," says one observer.
Faith and Justice: The November meeting of the USCCB is an opportunity for the bishops to get with the Francis program instead of rubber stamping their same old, tired agenda.
As a young reporter at the Chicago archdiocesan newspaper in the 1990s, I covered a lot of women's conferences. These parochial, diocesan, regional and national gatherings were where I was first exposed to feminist theology, discovered that nuns were some of the coolest women in the church, and heard from speakers calling for expanded roles for women in the church -- including ordination.
At a small four-year college in rural Wyoming, entering freshman earn their first three credits deep in the woods, miles away from any classroom, textbook or computer. Their introduction to college is through a 21-day backpacking expedition in the wilderness.
A turning point. American women are ending pregnancies with medication almost as often as with surgery, marking a turning point for abortion in the U.S.