He kept up the Catholic routine, but his heart wasn't in it. Then he headed out on a faith journey he recounts in Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis.
The morning after the presidential election, still in shock, I delivered the news to our children. The candidate who spoke about people who are different in ways not allowed in our home had actually won. We talked about how we didn’t share his values, and that we could still work for the things we believed in.
The longest serving woman in U.S. Congress is not seeking re-election, and it is hard to imagine Washington without her.
The political and moral stands of Joan Baez have their origins in Baghdad. Her father taught physics for a year at the University of Baghdad.
Speaking with Catholic scholars and leaders who study the intersection of religion and politics about Donald Trump's election as president, it is apparent that the mood is somewhere between fearful and apocalyptic.
Nowhere is the fear more obvious than in the Hispanic community.
Column: A handshake from Mother Teresa was a highlight of my years compiling the future saint's future obit.
Column: Compromise may be anathema in a religious sphere, but it is the way things get done in the political one.
Column: After a veteran is unctuously thanked, how many thankers hand them a few hundred dollars of gratitude? Or just buy them a meal?
Election 2016: In addition to electing a president in November, voters will be selecting a new Congress, and those races are looking increasingly interesting.
Column: I think we need to be reminded to love the folks who literally live on either side of us, on our block, in our neighborhoods.