Hopefully the recent ceasefire agreement between the warring parties in South Sudan will halt that country's downward spiral into civil war.
A list of 14 quotes from Pope Francis that help believers and nonbelievers in the quest towards a better world.
In Pope Francis' document, he denounces the anti-human effects of the "idolatry"of the market and the radical wealth inequality resulting from it, but what is really new is making this issue the center of the Catholic Church's mission.
The killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on Tuesday shows the linkage between right-wing extremism in the U.S and elsewhere.
Two heavy blows in one week and a day! First, journalist, poet, commentator, lifelong post-beat Beatnik and activist for hopeless causes Johnny Ross, 72, died of liver cancer on the shores of Lake Patzcuaro in western Mexico, on January 17.
Pope Benedict XVI set off a firestorm this week when the Vatican released excerpts from a new book in which the pontiff obliquely says that HIV prevention might be a reason for condoms.
A new comic series' mission is two-fold: to defend Islam from its detractors as well as to defend it from extremists operating in its name.
The Vatican newspaper paid tribute to the Fab Four this weekend - can the Beatles rescue the Vatican?
To say that the revelations concerning child abuse in the Catholic Church has rocked it to its very foundations would be an understatement.