Pope, Bono launch Scholas educational initiative

Celebrating the launch of the Scholas International Educational Movement and its environmental project, Pope Francis encouraged young people, especially women, to lead the charge in fighting climate change.

"Defending nature means defending the poetry of creation, it means defending harmony. It is a

A fair shake for parental choice?

Contributing editor Russell Shaw examines a religious freedom case out of Maine that will be argued before the Supreme Court on December 8. Shaw writes: “In Maine, where 143 of the 260 school districts do not have public high schools, the state