During the cold war, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists became famous for its Doomsday Clock.
A conference in Washington, D.C., with hunger as its theme? Some might assume that such a conference would be about hunger in the developing world.
Soaring energy prices rapidly turned last winter into a season of severe discontent. In the Northeast the price of residential heating oil rose by more than 50 percent since the previous winter.
Has the time come to revive the idea of a national pastoral council for the Catholic Church in the United States a quarter-century after the scheme was effectively abandoned?