Christian persecution in the Middle East: Christians in the Middle East face extinction because of genocide, wars and international indifference to their plight, according to panelists at a Dec. 5 interfaith forum in New York.
Timothy M. Dolan
A canonical inquiry into the life of Dorothy Day will begin soon and extend to the end of the year, according to the Archdiocese of New York.
U.S. Rep. John Fleming has introduced a measure to provide legal protection to all health care providers who choose not to provide abortions as part of their health care practice.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican Thomas P. Melady, who served in several diplomatic posts and continued to play a role as "citizen-scholar," died Jan. 6. He was 86.