• Women religious fight human trafficking

    • Sep 19, 2014

    They traverse an “underground railroad” system as they make their escape from their captors. They stay in safe houses, scattered across the country to hide and protect them. Similar to the enslavement of African-Americans 150 years ago, today’s slavery is more commonly called human trafficking, be it women forced into

  • Joe Biden thanks ‘Nuns on the Bus’ tour for their effort

    • Sep 18, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa — “We the people, we the voters” is the theme of the third “Nuns on the Bus” tour, which kicked off Sept. 17 in Des Moines with Vice President Joe Biden thanking the sisters for their effort. The sisters began a 10-state tour promoting voter registration and

  • Biden, a Catholic school ‘kid,’ praises nuns under fire from the Vatican

    • Sep 18, 2014

    DES MOINES — At a Vatican meeting a few years ago, Pope Benedict XVI unexpectedly asked Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. for some advice. “You are being entirely too hard on the American nuns,” Mr. Biden offered. “Lighten up.” Last year, Mr. Biden seized on an audience with Pope