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    Peace deal puts Colombia at heart of Year of Mercy

    Although scores of dignitaries will be on hand to sign Colombia's peace deal Monday, the key to the success of the agreement between the government and the FARC rebels has been the priority given to the victims. A Jesuit who has been at the center of the process explains.

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    Secular pro-lifer warns the movement, 'Lay off the God talk"

    Kelsey Hazzard, the founder of "Secular Pro-Life," has a blunt message for religiously motivated opponents of abortion: "if you’re out to make a case for life to the general public, lay off the God talk. Legally, religious considerations can’t form the sole basis for public policy anyhow."

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    With Pope Francis, it's time to pay heed to the wisdom of the elderly

    As the world experiences a massive boom in the elderly population, Pope Francis has been calling for greater attention to both the needs and the gifts of older persons -- and it's worth remembering that at the roots of the Christian story are Simeon and Anna, two wise senior citizens still looking ahead.


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  • For Wuerl, Pope lowering the window in his Fiat said it all
    For Wuerl, Pope lowering the window in his Fiat said it all
    • September 22, 2016

    “The pope liked to ride with his window rolled down. He kept asking the driver to get him closer to the crowds,” said Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C. about Pope Francis’s visit last year. “it was a symbol to us– if you are going to reach people, invite people, touch people, ‘lower the window’.”