Only 48 residents of the Gaza Stripabout half as many as originally reportedwere able to attend the papal Mass in Bethlehem.
Sitting in row 13, in the Joyce Center in South Bend, Ind., I watched with pride as my son graduated from the University of Notre Dame on May 17. Graduation is a moment to mark re-entry into the world for most students, but of course it was more than that for the thousands gathered at Notre Dame
Catholic social justice organizations, petitioned President Obama to support the formation of an independent commission on the use of torture.
The 2,600-page report of the Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse "throws light on a dark period of the past."