A year ago, on Aug. 9, Michael Brown, an African-American teen, was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white.
As the United States gears up for the next presidential election in 2016, would-be contenders are already coming forward to announce their candidacies. As soon as each makes his or her intentions public, the race begins -- not the presidential race, but a parallel race bent on smearing the opposition by digging into their personal lives for every true or unsubstantiated detail that might cast doubt on their abilities, ethics, principles and values.
It was a slippery slope. Once I began to refer to the Holy Spirit in the feminine in my sermons and in the creed, certain results followed — slowly at first, but inevitably.
Philadelphia officials Aug. 5 described road closures, traffic restrictions and other transportation details for Pope Francis' September visit to the city.
Preview: Some sisters made national headlines over their conflict with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles about who had the right to sell the sisters' villa-style convent.
Grace on the Margins: Recent comments about Ray Rice were reminiscent of the troubling ways in which many Christians, especially clergy, talk about abuse.
Book Review: Jon Krakauer's compelling new book offers an account of five rape cases in the college football town of Missoula, Montana.
A gay priest who was dismissed from Seton Hall University because of his work against anti-gay bullying has been named to a job serving two parishes.
Conversations with Sr. Camille: "My children were grown and I was looking for an opportunity to volunteer and use my God-given talents."
Explosives that went off about a half hour apart shattered the serenity of morning services at two Las Cruces churches Aug. 2, but caused no injuries and only minor damage, police said.