WASHINGTON (RNS) Prosecutors wanted him behind bars for 17 years. His lawyer asked for community service. The judge did neither.
From the trial’s courtroom start on March 4, the defense team acknowledged his involvement in the bombings. The big question from day one was which sentence the jury would choose.
(RNS) After a monthlong media blackout, U.S. nuns are talking about the Vatican investigation that ended abruptly last month. Just don’t call it a “win.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Unvaccinated children who do not have a medical exemption would have to study at home or in organized, private home-schooling groups.
CATANIA, Italy (RNS) Stretched to the limits by the scores of refugees who arrive daily, Italian Catholics are trying to embody Pope Francis’ call to build “a church for the poor.”
(Reuters) Indonesia, home to the world’s largest Muslim population, last year admitted it conducted virginity tests on women trying to join the police or military even though the World Health Organization says the test has no scientific validity.
(RNS) “Once you’ve stood inside the cell and heard the sounds of an actual solitary confinement unit echoing in your very being, it becomes very hard to forget or to ignore,” said the Rev. Kate Edwards, a Zen Buddhist in Madison, Wis.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) “I was violated … my rabbi is a pervert,” one unidentified victim said, according to court documents.
NEW YORK (RNS) The Rev. Martin Schlag, an Austrian-born priest who teaches economics in Rome, reassured a group of Catholics, many from the world of business and finance, that Francis’ views on capitalism aren’t actually as bad as he feared.