The highlight of an upcoming three-day sojourn will be a visit to the Phanar, the Istanbul home of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I.
Obama is paying attention to the tens of millions of voters who supported him two years ago and are hoping he'll show them political engagement is worth the effort.
After eleven weeks, the prefect’s chair at the CDW remains without a head. For a major Curia office to be vacant so long is unprecedented in contemporary history.
The prevailing view among conservatives: The GOP's central goal should be to spend two more years making Obama look bad.
What purpose could there be for a three-day meeting touted as an “interreligious colloquium on the complementarity of man and woman”? Opposition to same-sex unions.
Laws that once upheld the "traditional views" of marriage social conservatives advocate were dismantled piece by piece because they inflicted other moral costs.
Barack Obama has always been right that joining the fray requires hope. So it is all the more dispiriting that Americans seem to be fed up with the whole thing.
Only nineteen months have passed since Francis became pope. So much has happened it's easy to forget how different things might be if not for his personality.
Republicans have been effective at turning the anger that working-class whites feel about being left behind against liberals, Democrats, and President Obama.
No synod assembly ever has captured, even remotely, the interest of so many people around the world as the one underway right now in Rome.
I want my boys to keep believing there’s nothing they can’t do—but not only because they happen to be boys.