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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan receives the gavel from House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Jan. 3. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Politics & SocietySigns Of the Times
Robert David Sullivan
The pro-life movement may be one of the biggest beneficiaries as the Republicans take control of both the White House and Congress.
Politics & SocietyIn All Things
Sidney Callahan
For the next four years, I will be ready to protest and work against injustice. But only with peaceful nonviolence.
Arts & Culture
Kerry Weber
Vincent A. Cianci Jr., better known as “Buddy,” he was a trusted (and Jesuit-educated) champion for his city as well as a convicted felon.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Michael J. O’Loughlin
Working for a just wage remains a human and moral imperative, Cardinal Seán O'Malley said.
Arts & CultureBooks
Jim McDermott
Every day, an average of seven children are shot and killed the United States.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Tim Padgett
The Sunshine State, a.k.a. the Gunshine State, considers itself a Second Amendment haven.