More than 40 theologians and scholars from Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and the US brought their expertise in liberation theology to a weeklong gathering at Boston College.
The first Ibero-American Meeting of Theology revealed commonalities among cultures that serve as indicators as to how they might collectively handle the world's current and future challenges.
Pope Francis' longtime advisor Fr. Carlos Maria Galli spoke about the Latin American intellectual roots of Francis' pontificate April 4 at Boston College.
Commentary: Fourteen years ago today, The Boston Globe began publishing its series detailing the sexual abuse of children in the Boston archdiocese.
Preview: "Who writes a biography about a nun? Can you think of anything duller?" asked Benedictine Sr. Joan Chittister, at an event marking the publication of her new biography.
For 700 consecutive Sundays, abuse survivors and their advocates have stood vigil outside Boston's cathedral.
A jury found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty on all 30 counts related to the April 15, 2013, bomb attacks and four-day manhunt.
Sr. Helen Prejean said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is "genuinely sorry for what he did" and told her how he felt about the suffering he caused to the bombing's victims.
The continued pursuit of a death sentence for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev "could bring years of appeals and prolong reliving the most painful day of our lives."
As the trial of Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went to the jury Monday, the Catholic bishops of Massachusetts released a statement reiterating the church's teaching on the death penalty.
If convicted, Tsarnaev could be sentenced to death or to life without the possibility of parole.
The Catholic church opposes the death penalty except "if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor," but such cases "are very rare, if not practically nonexistent."