Jazz musician Dave Brubeck says "when I write a piece, a sacred piece, I’m looking hard and trying to discover what I’m about, and what my parents were about and the world is about."
Read more of Judy Valente’s interview about Thomas Merton with Paul Pearson, director and archivist at Bellarmine University’s Thomas Merton Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
A religion reporter and a political analyst discuss the president's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Proposition 8 banning gay marriage.
It was a week of prayers and pleas for peace and gestures of reconciliation to all sides in the Holy Land.
She is a Loreto Sister who has transformed the lives of thousands of Kolkata children at a middle-class parochial school where the students have become advocates for social change.
Father Patrick Desbois has documented the murder of 1.5 million Jews who were shot dead and buried throughout Ukraine by the Nazis. Finding the mass graves has been "a sacred mission."
In a recession economy, will money trump moral arguments as state legislatures continue considering repeal of the death penalty?