David Keaton, the first man in the U.S. to be exonerated from death row, died July 3 in Florida.
The Boy Scouts of America ended its national ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees on Monday while allowing local religious units to continue to exclude gay adults.
Meeting by conference call, 79 percent of the BSA's national executive board members favored the resolution ratified earlier this month by its executive committee.
The policy change represents the end of a long and bitter struggle over whether to accept gay members that began more than two years ago when it allowed gay youths to participate, but not adults.
For the second consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame is hosting 25 men and women from 19 African countries for an intense and demanding six-week learning experience.
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.
Social Justice: While the Catholic Worker movement is highly critical of the country's economic culture, it largely fails to act on the connection between poverty and racism.
Self-made millionaire and Catholic Rick Kearney has spent the last 28 years building an outreach of ministries for the homeless and needy of Tallahassee.
Cardinal William Baum, the archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, died Thursday at the age of 88 after a long illness. He was a cardinal for 39 years -- the longest such tenure in U.S. church history.
Baum witnessed history from the Second Vatican Council through the election of the first Latin American pope, and he made history himself.
Global Sisters Report: "We are not a hospital, but the people are quite feeble. These are people that we cannot trace anyone to be responsible for them."
The women have stood in silent protest each week for more than 20 years, appealing for an end to the church's discrimination against women and complicity in war.
Book review: Guantánamo Diary is a hallucinatory read that is paradoxically undergirded by religious earnestness.