COMMENTARY: In praise of workarounds

Tom Ehrich |

(RNS) Workarounds aren't a sad sagging of the spirit. They are the bold, can-do wisdom that that sees challenges not as betrayals but as obstacles to be surmounted. By Tom Ehrich.

Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop of Canterbury to meet

Alessandro Speciale |

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, will pray together in Rome on Saturday despite longstanding differences on women clergy and sexual morality. By Alessandro Speciale.

COMMENTARY: After the storms have passed

Tom Ehrich |

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) To understand American politics, follow the money. But to understand American goodness and resolve, follow the storms. While the political class channels more wealth to the mega-wealthy, people of limited means were showing grace and generosity. By Tom Ehrich.