Distinctly Catholic: Is it too soon to ask whether or not this could shape up as a realigning election?
Distinctly Catholic: Campaigns to out church workers are vile and smack of McCarthyism and someone needs to stand up to the campaigners.
Distinctly Catholic: President Obama was right to go to Hiroshima last week. He was right not to apologize for the decision made by Harry Truman, to drop the atomic bomb.
Viewpoint: The scenarios for the June Republican convention have one thing in common: They spell electoral disaster for the Republicans in November.
This month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a legal milestone on sovereignty over the city of Jerusalem. In a 6-3 ruling, the justices ruled that the U.S. Congress had overstepped its bounds when it passed a law in 2002 requiring the State Department to list Israel as a birth country in U.S. passports for Jerusalem-born Americans.
Auxiliary Bishop Philip Hannan of Washington was a close friend and confidant of President John F. Kennedy, but he had kept that friendship secret.