A great lady who was the first lady

Along with many in this country and around the world, I mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, the former first lady who died April 17 at the age of 92. In my few and brief encounters with her, I always found her to be kind and gracious.

Women religious: the unsung heroes of the Catholic Church

Callista Gingrich, U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, feels Holy Week is an especially appropriate time to recognize and celebrate women religious in their efforts to advance peace and stability in our world. Too often, their work goes unnoticed and is underappreciated.

Harvey Weinstein’s not alone

The exposure of Weinstein’s predatory bullying has ignited an explosion of confessions on the part of women; it is a reminder that we are not immune to such behavior and it has left us to marvel at self-righteous and exaggerated talk from Hollywood.

The Catholic Church and Halloween

All Saints Day, Nov. 1, is a feast day to honor blessed people who could not be included in the church’s formal list of saints. But also of great importance was the day before it, Oct. 31, which was a traditional pagan harvest feast day.