History

These photos were taken August 16, 1920, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital for the Insane. Salmon had been on a hunger strike for 34 days. (National Archives and Records Administration via the website BenSalmon.org)
Faith Features
Barry HudockSeptember 22, 2017
The courageous witness of 'unarmed prophet' Ben Salmon—precisely one century ago—anticipated a major development in Catholic doctrine on war and peace,.
Arts & Culture Books
Ryan RichardsonSeptember 20, 2017
A new book situates the Legion within the shameful history of French colonialism.
Politics & Society Last Take
John J. ConleySeptember 19, 2017
John F. Kennedy’s austere brand of patriotism still shines.
Padraic Delany as Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms in 1517. (Courtesy of Jake Thomas/PBS)
Arts & Culture Television
John AndersonSeptember 11, 2017
The two-hour film portrays the "simple monk" Martin Luther as more of a Catholic than he is generally thought to be.
Grace Paley sits beside a pile of books in her home in Thetford Hill, Vt., April 9, 2003 (AP Photo/Toby Talbot).
Arts & Culture Books
Paley knew by instinct what science now confirms: the role reading plays in developing empathy for the other.
Arts & Culture Books
Paul LauritzenAugust 15, 2017
Paul Lauritzen reviews "War: An Enquiry" by A. C. Grayling