Faith News
After the mass shooting at First Baptist Church, the town turned to the only other civic institution here capable of handling it all — another Baptist church.
Politics & Society News
On the same day as the Texas church shooting when 26 people were killed and more than 20 were wounded, another shooting already had taken place in the parking lot of a Catholic church in Fresno, California.
Politics & Society News
In what is becoming a grim American ritual, mass shooting sites from Sandy Hook to Columbine have been demolished and then rebuilt.
Politics & Society Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 07, 2017
Mr. Colbert’s words called to mind Pope Francis’ critique of the arms industry.
Isaac Hernandez and his wife Crystal visit a line of crosses before a vigil for the victims of the First Baptist Church shooting, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O’ConnellNovember 07, 2017
The pope sent his “heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the wounded.”
Politics & Society Short Take
Jim McDermottNovember 06, 2017
The real problem is not the offering of prayers in the face of tragedy but the interpretation of what prayer entails.