Review: I brought to the Washington National Opera my own sense that Sr. Helen Prejean had misplaced her sympathy. I came away with many questions to ponder.
In Donald Trump, who is addicted to the phrase "believe me," the United States is now stuck with a serial liar as president.
As an African-American and a Catholic bishop, I have looked forward to visiting the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture and examining its treatment of the church.
Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl addressed Pope Francis' "Amoris Laetitia" to a group of seminarians of the Washington archdiocese, explaining that the document "calls for a compassionate pastoral approach to many people" amid life's challenges.
President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order Jan. 23 reinstating the "Mexico City Policy," which bans all foreign nongovernmental organizations receiving U.S. funds from performing or promoting abortion as a method of family planning in other countries.
The action was hailed by pro-life leaders.
"President Trump is continuing Ronald Reagan's legacy by taking immediate action on day one to stop the promotion of abortion through our tax dollars overseas." said a Jan. 23 statement from Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.
Washington, D.C.: City council passed measure that would allow terminally ill people a medically assisted death
Column: "With Beyond Meat, we have a chance to transform not just diets but also what happens to our ecosystem or to animals."
Pope Francis appointed Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich to the Vatican Congregation for Bishops, the office that proposes bishop candidates.
President Obama's nominee for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, would be the current court's fourth Jewish justice if confirmed. Jews hold 44 percent of the seats on the court.
Atrocities committed in the name of Islam reverberate in a historic mosque in Washington.
"It's difficult," said Imam Talib Shareef, who is head preacher at the Nation's Mosque.
He made the comments in an interview with Catholic News Service Nov. 28. Two weeks earlier, terrorist attacks, which the Islamic State claimed responsibility for, killed 130 people and wounded hundreds of others in various locations in Paris.