The two-day meeting appeared to be where the next steps in the campaign against the pope were being worked out. It turned out to be nothing of the sort.
Some of the more successful college basketball teams in the NCAA tournament in recent years are Catholic. One thing many of them have? A chaplain to provide spiritual support.
The milestone of a first female president awaits another woman. But the past year has shown the challenge of addressing sexist subtleties that underlie how society perceives women of power.
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.
Jerusalem is hot, especially in the gym of the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Bilingual School for Jewish Arab Education. Jerusalem is tense, too, with jolting violence this summer over dismantled settlement homes, gay rights and a brutal attack on a Palestinian family.
On Tuesday, Microsoft discontinued support and security updates on all computers using its popular Windows XP operating system. Support also ended for Office 2003.
Various media and tech sources report that 11 to 30 percent of computers currently use the Windows XP system. A recent Washington Post article, citing Microsoft, reported that an estimated 10 percent of government computers are still using Windows XP.
The story of the Catholic church in the United States has become a tale of two churches, shrinking and consolidating in some parts but flourishing dramatically in others.