White House Forum: No Stereotypes or Prejudice

My day began at 5:15 a.m. My attire had been preselected, my purse packed, and I had visited the salon for a hair appointment the night before. I was preparing to go to the White House for the second time this month. I was among those chosen to meet with senior staff...

After Angering Catholics, White House Honors Teachers

WASHINGTON (RNS) Following days of tension between the Obama administration and the U.S. hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, the White House on Wednesday (Jan. 25) heralded nine Catholic educators as “Champions of Catholic Education.” “Irony is...

State Department Fires Back at Ambassador

WASHINGTON (RNS) The State Department fired back at a prominent Catholic ambassador who said the agency has a “rigidly narrow” view of foreign policy that neglects the role of religion in world affairs. “I can’t imagine an agency that has a broader portfolio,” State...